A Charming Pair

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A Charming Pair is a one act farce by Thomas J. Williams (1824-1874)[1].

(Author's name also found as Thos. J. Williams or Thomas John Williams.)

The original text

First performed at the Royal Princess Theatre, London on May 27, 1863, published by Lacy, probably in the same year. Performed by Dion Bouciault in 1869.

Published in New York by Robert M. De Witt in the 1890s.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1870: Performed on 26 July by the Young Men's Institute and Club Dramatic Company in with My Dress Boots (Williams)

1871: Performed with and To Paris and Back for £5 (Morton) by the Members of Parliament in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town on 28 July, in conjunction with The Young Men's Institute and Club Dramatic Company as a benefit performance for the widow and children of Mr T. Brazier, who had died in January. (A "decisive failure" according to The Argus of 1 August 1871)


Facsimile version of the De Witt edition, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 275-6

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