The Evil Genius

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The Evil Genius is an original comedy in three acts by William Bayle Bernard (1807 –1875)[1].

The original text

Performed at the Haymarket Theatre, London and published by T.H. Lacy, 1856.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1859: Performed on 22 March in the Harrington Street Theatre by the Cape Town Dramatic Club, with The Lady of Lyons, or Two-penny Pride and Penny-Tence (Bulwer-Lytton) and a performance of the brass band of the 59th Regiment.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 145, 149

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