Advice Gratis

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Advice Gratis is a farce in one act by Charles Dance (1794–1863)[1].

The original text

First performed in London at the Olympic Theatre on Friday 29 September, 1837. Published in London in 1837 by Chapman and Hall in the series: Webster's Acting National Drama (vol 2, no. 19) and later in the series Modern English Comic Theatre by T. H. Lacy.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1848: Performed by All the World's a Stage on Thursday 21 September 1848 in the Hope Street Theatre, Cape Town, preceded by The Country Squire, or Two Days at the Hill (Charles Dance) accompanied by the "celebrated Ethiopian Serenaders", a clog hornpipe performance and some comic songs.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 416,

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