Abroad and at Home

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Abroad and at Home is a comic opera, in three acts by J. G. Holman (Joseph George Holman, 1764–1817)[1].

The original text

Originally called The King's Bench, but the licenser objected to the title. First performed with the new title at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden on 19 November, 1796, with music by William Shield. Published by George Cawthorn, London: 1796. It was acted 29 times, twice printed in the same year, and acted frequently in England and America.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1807: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players on Saturday 26 September, with The Citizen (Murphy), and an epilogue written and spoken by Captain Collins.




F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 73,

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