Strathmore, or Love and Duty
The original text
First performed as Strathmore, or Love and Duty (and seemingly as a play in only four acts) on 20 June, 1849, at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, with Charles Kean in the leading role.
Published simply as Strathmore and subtitled "A tragic play in five acts" by C. Mitchell I 1849.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1858: Performed as Love and Duty by a company made up of members of the Cape Town Dramatic Club, in support of the first public stage appearance of the twelve-year old child phenomenon Annie Rowlands as "Amy" in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 12 and 21 October. Also performed was Poor Pillicoddy (Morton), with Annie Rowlands appearing as "Sarah".
1859: Performed once more as Love and Duty in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 10 March, again accompanied by Poor Pillicoddy and performed by members of the Cape Town Dramatic Club, and featuring Annie Rowlands with Annie Rowlands once more as "Amy" and "Sarah" respectively.
Facsimile version of the 2nd edition of the text by Mitchell, 1849, Google E-book
William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.
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