La Joie Fait Peur ("joy causes fear") is a one act French play in 23 scenes by Mme Émile de Girardin (Delphine de Girardin, 1804-1855).
The original text
First performed in Paris, at the Théâtre-Français on 25 February, 1854, and published by Callmann-Lévy, Paris.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into English as The Joy that Causes Fear by Tennyson Smith, published and performed in Australia in 1888 by Tessero's French Comedy Company 
Adapted into English as a one act play called Night and Morning by Dion Boucault (). The play was also apparently known as Kerry, after the leading character, originally played by Boucicault himself.
Performance history in South Africa
1903: Performed as Kerry by the Edward Terry and his company in the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town, on 6 April, along with The Passport (Stephenson and Yardley).
Transcript version of the original French text, Théâtre-documentation.com
Facsimile version of the Callmann-Lévy edition, Gallica
Facsimile version of the 1888 Programme and text of The Joy that Causes Fear, Trove
D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.414.
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