A Hopeless Passion

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A Hopeless Passion is a petite comedy in one act by John Maddison Morton (1811-1891)[1]

The original text

First performed on 15 September, 1851, at Punch's Playhouse, the Strand Theatre, London, and published by Samuel French probably in 1873.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Performed by Charles Fraser in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, on 17 January, along with £5 Reward (Oxenford).

1860: Performed by Charles Fraser in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, on 16 February, along with The Irish Tiger (Morton).

Sources

Facsimile version of the Samuel French edition, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

Online Books by John Maddison Morton, The Online Books Page[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maddison_Morton

Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press: p.495[4]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.126-7

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