The Prima Donna

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The Prima Donna is a comedy in two acts by Dion Boucicault (1820-1890)[1].


The original text

First performed at the Royal Princess's theatre, London, on September 18th, 1852. Published in London by T.H. Lacy in 1852(?) and by Samuel French in 1854(?).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed by the Mrs Clara Tellett's company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 30 June, with A Desperate Game (Morton) and a "Medley Dance" by Mrs Brazier.

1862: Performed by Mrs Clara Tellett's company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 14 July, with The Warlock of the Glen (Walker) and a "clog dance" by Mr Stokes.

Sources

Facsimile version of the Lacy edition, HathiTrust Digital Library[2]

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

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