The Freedom of Suzanne
The original text
Founded in part on Gyp's French novel Autour du Divorce (Calmann-Lévy, Paris, 1886), it was written as a vehicle for the author's wife, Marie Tempest (in the role of "Suzanne Trevor").
First produced at the Criterion Theatre in London, opening on 15th November 1904, it had 177 performances, playing till 5 April, 1904. Produced at the Empire Theatre on Broadway by Charles Frohman, it opened on 19 April and had 26 performances.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1906: Performed under the auspices of the Wheeler Brothers in the Opera House, Cape Town, during the second half of the year, as part of a season of plays put on by a company that included such outstanding performers as Herbert Greville, Marie Housley, Wilfred E. Payne and the six year old Sylvia Edney.
J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. (Second, revised edition, p. 207). Scarecrow Press, Google E-book
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