Temptation, or The Fatal Brand

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

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 along with 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.


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.

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