The Red Rover, or The Mutiny of the Dolphin
The original text
Based on the much dramatized novel The Red Rover: A Tale by James Fenimore Cooper, published in Paris on November 27, 1827.
It was one of 4 adaptations that appeared in London in 1829 alone, but by far the most popular. (Undeservedly so, according to Marianne Philbrick in her 1991 introduction to Cooper's novel).
The play was performed 9 February, 1829 in the Adelphi Theatre, London and went on to become a popular and even influential performance piece for more than 25 years. Published by John Dicks (1928?) and John Cumberland, (1831?).
South African productions
James Fenimore Cooper, The Red Rover: A Tale (edited by Thomas Philbrick and Marianne Philbrick) SUNY Press, 1991
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