Notre Dame, or The Gipsy Girl of Paris

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Notre Dame, or The Gipsy Girl of Paris is a play in three acts by Andrew Halliday (1830-1877)[1].

The original text

Described on the cover of the original text as "A Grand Romantic and Spectacular Drama", it is founded on Victor Hugo's celebrated novel, Notre‐Dame de Paris (1831) (translated into English as The Hunchback of Notre‐Dame in 1833).

Halliday's play was one of three 19th century stage versions of the novel, and was first performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on 10 April, 1871.

Published in New York by Robert M. De Witt (1871) as Issue 300 of De Witt's acting plays

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: Performed as Notre Dame, or The Gipsy Girl of Paris in the Theatre Royal, Burg Street, Cape Town, by the Disney Roebuck company on 5 August, with The Sailor of France, or The Republicans of Brest (Johnstone).


Facsimile version of the 1871 edition by De Witt, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

Lissette Lopez Szwydky. 2010. "Victor Hugo's Notre‐Dame de Paris on the Nineteenth‐Century London Stage", European Romantic Review (Volume 21, 2010 - Issue 4: pp. 469-487) [3]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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