British Performances of Java, 1811–1822

  title={British Performances of Java, 1811–1822},
  author={Matthew Isaac Cohen},
  journal={South East Asia Research},
  pages={109 - 87}
  • M. Cohen
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Art
  • South East Asia Research
This article looks at the reception of the British interregnum of Java (1811–1816) in the theatre through a comparison of Jane Scott's pantomime The Poison Tree (1811), George Colman the Younger's melodrama The Law of Java (1822) and the case of ‘Princess Caraboo’, a Devonshire serving girl who posed as a princess from ‘Javasu’ in Bristol in 1817 and later performed the story of her career as an impostor on stage in America. The author examines these productions in their historical contexts, as… 
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