The Daughter of the Regiment
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
La fille du regiment — The Daughter of the Regiment is an opera by Gaetano Donizetti, originally written in French, for a premiere at the Opera Comique in Paris in 1840. An Italian version increased its popularity and it was then performed in English in London, in 1847.
Performance history in South Africa
Facsimile version of Lacy's 1856 text, The Internet Archive 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  By
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