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
Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le théâtre des Variétés, le 25 novembre 1863. 1
First performed in Manchester in 1871, the play opened in London at the Gaiety Theatre on November 29, 1871, playing into 1872. A version of text was published in Chicago by the Dramatic Publishing Co. in 1871 and another version as Sergel's Acting Drama, No. 370.
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
Facsimile version of 
G.M. Rohrig. 1956. An Analysis of Curtain Acting Editions and Promptbooks of Plays by Dion Boucicault, Unpublished PhD dissertation, The Ohio State University
Richard Fawkes. 2011. Dion Boucicault, Ardent Media: p.132
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