Ma Femme et Mon Parapluie

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Ma Femme et Mon Parapluie is a vaudeville in one act by M. Laurencin (Paul-Aimé Chapelle)

The original text

The play Ma Femme et Mon Parapluie, by M. Laurencin (pseud of Paul Aimé Chapelle). First performed in French at the Théâtre des Variétés, Paris on 23 June 1834 and published by Marchant (Paris) in the 1835.

Translations and adaptations

An English text entitled My Young Wife and my Old Umbrella was adapted from the French by Benjamin Webster, and first performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on 23 June 1837, starring the adaptor, and published 1837.

Performance history in South Africa

1850: Performed in English, (possibly under the title My New Wife and my Old Umbrella, and attributed to R.B. Peake) by the Garrison Players (by a group locally known as Captain Hall's Company) in Cape Town on 8 May, as an afterpiece to Richelieu, or The Conspiracy (Bulwer-Lytton).

1850: Repeated in English (by special request, and now cited under its proper title and correctly attributed to Webster) by Captain Hall's Company) in Cape Town on 29 May, as an afterpiece to The Lancers (Payne) and A Lover by Proxy! or My Daughter Sir! (Planché).


Google Books[1]

Facsimile version of the original French text, Imprimerie de J.-R. Mévrel, 1834, Google eBook[2]

Catalyst, Johns Hopkins Libraries[3],_Benjamin_Nottingham_(DNB00)

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928[4]: p. 398

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