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1854: Performed in Cape Town by the [[Garrison Players]], on 18 September, with ''[[Honesty is the Best Policy]]'' (Lemon)  and  ''[[Middle Temple]]'' (Peake), as a benefit for [[Mr Kirton]].
 
1854: Performed in Cape Town by the [[Garrison Players]], on 18 September, with ''[[Honesty is the Best Policy]]'' (Lemon)  and  ''[[Middle Temple]]'' (Peake), as a benefit for [[Mr Kirton]].
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1873: Performed in the [[Odd Fellows Hall]], Cape Town by the [[Disney Roebuck]] company on 13 December with ''[[The Lady of Lyons]]'' (Lytton)
  
 
1876: Performed in the [[Athenaeum Hall]], Cape Town by the [[Disney Roebuck]] company (managed by [[C. Wilstone]]) on 9 May, with ''[[Aurora Floyd]]''  (Braddon ''et al.'').  
 
1876: Performed in the [[Athenaeum Hall]], Cape Town by the [[Disney Roebuck]] company (managed by [[C. Wilstone]]) on 9 May, with ''[[Aurora Floyd]]''  (Braddon ''et al.'').  

Latest revision as of 06:04, 15 June 2020

The Spitalfields Weaver is a burletta in one act by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839)[1]

Also found as The Spitalfields Weaver, or How are you, Brown?

F.C.L. Bosman (1928) often has the author's name as "Bayley", possibly an error in his sources on South African performances.

The original text

First performed at the St James's Theatre, London, on 10 February, 1838. First printed in London by Chapman and Hall in 1838. Reprinted many times in the 19th century.

Apparently from an unidentified French original, though completely Anglicised.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1854: Performed in Cape Town by the Garrison Players, on 5 June, with The Rent Day (Jerrold) and The Queen's Horse (Honan and Planché), with Mr Kirton as "Simmons".

1854: Performed in Cape Town by the Garrison Players, on 18 September, with Honesty is the Best Policy (Lemon) and Middle Temple (Peake), as a benefit for Mr Kirton.

1873: Performed in the Odd Fellows Hall, Cape Town by the Disney Roebuck company on 13 December with The Lady of Lyons (Lytton)

1876: Performed in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town by the Disney Roebuck company (managed by C. Wilstone) on 9 May, with Aurora Floyd (Braddon et al.).

1877: In this instance apparently performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 12 September as The Spitalfields Weaver, or How are you, Brown? by the company of Disney Roebuck , with All that Glitters is not Gold (Morton)

Sources

http://www.tigerbooks-online.com/book/6914/bayly-thomas-haynes

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 407-9,

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