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 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.


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. 269

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