The Children in the Wood
A play by Thomas Morton. A two-act musical entertainment.
The original text
First performed at the Haymarket 1 October 1793. A pirated edition published in Dublin, 1794. Printed for John Rice
Performance history in South Africa
23 June 1831: Performed in Cape Town by All the World's a Stage in the Cape Town Theatre as The Children of the Wood, with Richard the Third, or The Battle of Bosworth's Field (Shakespeare).
1837: Brought to in Cape Town as a part of a puppet show put on by the so-called "Automata" or "Automaton Figures", large mechanical puppets, by W.F.H. Parker in 1837. It was performed (under its correct title of The Children in the Wood), along with Polander, the dramatic play The Enchanted Turk and Joey Grimaldi's Trip to Brentford.
Translations and adaptations
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