Blow for Blow is a drama, consisting of a prologue and three acts, by Henry J. Byron (Henry James Byron, 1835-1884).
The original text
First performed in 1868 at the Holborn Theatre, London on 5 September and the Boston (Mass.) Museum on 30 November. Published by Samuel French, London and New York, in 1868 and both Sergel's Acting Drama (the Dramatic Publishing Company, Chicago) and De Witt's Acting Drama (R.M. De Witt, New York), in 1870.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1876: Performed in the Athenaeum Theatre, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 15 April, with The Whites & The Browns (Anon).
1876: Performed in the Athenaeum Theatre, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 17 April, with The Two Poets (Courtney).
1876: Performed in the Athenaeum Theatre, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 2 May ("last time"), with Mr. and Mrs. White (Anon).
1877: Performed performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 25 October, with No 1 Round the Corner (Anon).
Facsimile version of the original Segels edition of the text, Hathi Trust Digital Library
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 338-9, 344, 362
William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.
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