La Joie Fait Peur
The original text
The title is normally written in lower case in French sources, i.e. La joie fait peur.
First performed in Paris, at the Théâtre-Français on 25 February, 1854, and published by Callmann-Lévy, Paris.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted into English as a one act play called Night and Morning by Dion Boucault (1820-1890), first performed in Manchester then opened atthe Gaiety Theatre, London, on November 29, 1871. The text was published by and in Chicago by the Dramatic Publishing Co.
The play was also apparently known as Kerry, after the leading character, originally played by Boucicault himself. A number of sources thus refer to the play as either Kerry, or Night and Morning or Night and Morning, or Kerry.
Performance history in South Africa
G.M. Rohrig. 1956. An Analysis of Curtain Acting Editions and Promptbooks of Plays by Dion Boucicault, Unpublished PhD dissertation, The Ohio State University
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