Silvester Daggerwood is an occasional drama in one act by George Colman the Younger (1762-1836).
Also written erroneously as Sylvester Daggerwood in some programmes and sources cited by Bosman (1928).
The original text
Originally entitled New Hay at the Old Market and first produced at the Haymarket in 1802(?)
Published in London by J. Cawthorne, 1808.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1812: Performed on 12 October in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players, with The Birth Day (O'Keeffe) and The Apprentice (Murphy).
1816: Performed (as "Sylvester Daggerwood") in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the English Theatricals company (former Garrison Players) on 14 September, with The Heir at Law (Colman Jr).
1816: Performed in Cape Town on 26 October by the English Theatricals company (former Garrison Players) in the The African Theatre, with A Cure for the Heartache (Thomas Morton).
1818: Performed on 19 September as (as "Sylvester Daggerwood") by Mr Cooke and company, assisted by local Amateurs, in the African Theatre, Cape Town , as afterpiece to Douglas (Home).
1826: Performed on 4 November in Cape Town by the English Theatricals company (former Garrison Players) in the The African Theatre, with Catherine and Petruchio (Shakespeare) A Roland for an Oliver (Morton). This was a benefit performance for Mrs O'Brien and Sgt Corbishley.
SBU Find Sylvester Daggerwood
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp.143, 149,155, 190
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