Naval Engagements

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Naval Engagements is a comedy in two acts by Charles Dance (1794-1863)[1].

Seemingly credited to "P.O.W." by Disney Roebuck, according to Bosman (1980, 342)

The original text

First performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, in 1847(?) and the Park Theatre, New York in 1848. Published (as The Minor Drama No XXXII) by Samuel French in 1848(?)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: Performed with great success by the Disney Roebuck Company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 7 September with Little Don Giovanni (Byron). (The author given as "P.O.W." by Bosman)

1876: Performed again by the Disney Roebuck Company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 21 September, this time with A Young Rip van Winkle (Reece).


Facsimile version of the Samuel French text of 1848, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.342, 347

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