The Daughter of the Regiment

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Josephine, The Child of the Regiment is a musical comedy by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[].

Also found as Josephine, The Child of the Regiment, or The Fortune of War and as The Daughter of the Regiment.

The original text

First performed at Theatre Royal, Haymarket and first published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy in 1856.

It was later renamed The Daughter of the Regiment by some, (for example it was played with this title on August 19, 1872, by the Rotunda Vaudeville Company in in Liverpool).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1885: Performed as The Daughter of the Regiment in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, produced by Mr H.C. Sidney and partner Mr H.J. Fiedler during the course of the year.


Facsimile version of Lacy's 1856 text, The Internet Archive[1] D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

R.J. Broadbent. 1969. Annals of the Liverpool Stage, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. B. Blom: p.295 [2] By

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.381.

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