NO NAME - A DRAMA
Front cover and title-page of the 1870 dramatic version of No Name. This copy was presented to the actor, G. F. Rowe, in January 1872.
No Name was never produced as a play in England
although there were two different adaptations.
The first version, No Name: A Drama in Five Acts (60 pp, pink
paper wrappers), was written by W. B. Bernard in 1863: Collins hoped this would
be produced at the Olympic Theatre. The
second, No Name: A Drama in Four Acts (160 pp, buff paper wrappers), was
written and published by Collins himself in 1870.
In New York, this version was altered by Wybert Reeve and produced by
Augustin Daly at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, with the first night on 7 June 1871.
Reeve eventually took his dramatisation to Australia. The 1863 text was also published in De Witt's Acting Plays
(Number 104), New York [nd].
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