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1864: Performed by the [[Juvenile Christy's Minstrels]] in the [[Mechanic's Institute]], Cape Town, in July, with lead played by [[Master Williams]] and [[Miss Lytton]].
 
1864: Performed by the [[Juvenile Christy's Minstrels]] in the [[Mechanic's Institute]], Cape Town, in July, with lead played by [[Master Williams]] and [[Miss Lytton]].
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1877: Performed by [[Disney Roebuck]] and his company in the [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town, on 10 November, as ''[[Temptation, or The Moral Brand]]'' with ''[[The Streets of London]]'' (Boucicault) and a ballad by [[Gertrude Wynne]]
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1877: Performed by [[Disney Roebuck]] and his company in the [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town, on 16 November, (and referred to by Bosman, 1980:p.363,  as ''[[The Temptation]]''), with ''[[East Lynne]]'' (Wood)
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1877: Performed by [[Disney Roebuck]] and his company in the [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town, on 20 November, (and here referred to by Bosman, 1980:p.363,  simply as ''[[Temptation]]''), with ''[[The Chimney Corner]]'' (Craven) and a ballad by [[Gertrude Wynne]].
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==

Latest revision as of 05:58, 29 September 2019

Temptation, or The Fatal Brand is a drama in two act by W. Thompson Townsend (1806?-1870)[].

Alkso found as Temptation, or The Moral Brand or The Temptation

The original text

Though no trace of a performance in London, nor any reference to a published text, have so far been found, the play is listed by The Victorian Plays Project in a catalogue of plays produced in 1861.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1864: Performed by the Juvenile Christy's Minstrels in the Mechanic's Institute, Cape Town, in July, with lead played by Master Williams and Miss Lytton.

1877: Performed by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 10 November, as Temptation, or The Moral Brand with The Streets of London (Boucicault) and a ballad by Gertrude Wynne

1877: Performed by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 16 November, (and referred to by Bosman, 1980:p.363, as The Temptation), with East Lynne (Wood)

1877: Performed by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 20 November, (and here referred to by Bosman, 1980:p.363, simply as Temptation), with The Chimney Corner (Craven) and a ballad by Gertrude Wynne.

Sources

The Victorian Plays Project, Electronic Catalogue - Volume 52[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 268-9

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