A Practical Man

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A Practical Man is a farce in one act by William Bayle Bernard (1807 –1875)[1]

The original text

First performed in the Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, on 20 October, 1849.

Published in 1949 by Samuel French London and New York), as well as by T.H. (Hailes) Lacy in London as Issue 71 of 19th Century British Drama (Lacy's acting edition, Volume 37, Issue 6)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1850 Performed by the Garrison Amateur Players on 31 July , as afterpiece to The Rose of Arragon (Knowles). (Wrongly announced as The Practical Man)



The Victorian Plays Project Electronic Catalogue - Volume 1[2]


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 399

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