An Englishman's House is his Castle

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An Englishman's House is his Castle is a farce in one act J.M. Morton (1811-1891)[1].

The original text

Originally performed in London and published by Samuel French in 1857.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1871: Performed on 17 April, by the Garrison Players in the Theatre Royal, Main Barracks (formerly the Garrison Theatre) in Cape Town. Also performed Wanted, A Young Lady (Suter) and Who Stole the Pocket-book?, or A Dinner for Six (Morton). A benefit performance for Sergeant Biphen.


Facsimile version of the original 1857 text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 267

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