Amateurs and Actors
The play on occasion wrongly credited as a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
The original text
Performed at the at the English Opera House on 29 August 1818 and published by Cumberland 1818, printed by William Fearman.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1831: Performed on 8 October, as Amateurs and Actors, or A Peep behind the Curtain (and correctly credited) by All the World's a Stage, as afterpiece to Ambrose Guinett, or A Sea-Side Story (Jerrold).
1835: Played as Amateurs and Actors on 3 June by the Garrison Players (the Officers of the 98th Regiment) in the Amateur Theatre, under the shorter title and wrongly credited to "Sheridan" by the company and/or the writer in The South African Commercial Advertiser (see Bosman, 1928: p.195). The afterpiece was The Flying Dutchman, or the Phantom Ship (Fitzball).
Facsimile version of the 1818 edition, Google E-Book
Review in The Spectator, 30 June 1849, The Spectator online archives
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