The original text
First performed in Paris at the Théatre l'Ambigu Comique on 27 September, 1852. Published in Théatre Contmeporain Illustré in Paris by Michel Lévy frères and in Brussels by Lelong in the same year.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted into English as Lilian Gervais, a drama in three acts, by Morris Barnett (1800–1856) (originally Lilian Rene, or The Pearl of Normandy). First performed at the Olympic Theatre, London, on 17 January 1853. Published by Thomas Hailes Lacy as vol. 31, no. 464 in the same year.
Performance history in South Africa
1866: Performed by the Le Roy and Duret theatre company in the Theatre Royal in Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 6th August along with a Shadow Pantomime (Anon.), On the Sly (Morton), and a comic dance called Gocum and Lisbeth, performed by Mr Luin and Harry Burton.
Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press 
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