A Bachelor's Dream

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A Bachelor's Dream is a play by Hamilton Coleman ()[].

The original text

The short play A Bachelor's Dream by Hamilton Coleman was first copyrighted in Chicago in 1913.

Boonzaier (1923) mentions a 1910 South African performance of a variety sketch by an unknown author also called A Bachelor's Dream. However, it is quite probably simply an early version of Coleman's text.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1910: Performed by The Edouin-Edwards Company at the Opera House, Cape Town, in April of 1910, as part of a Variety Entertainment that also included The Kleptomaniacs (Winslow).


Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Pamphlets, leaflets, contributions to newspapers or periodicals, etc.Volume 10, Issue 1: Library of Congress. Copyright Office[1]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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