Domestic Economy

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Domestic Economy is a farce by Mark Lemon (1809-1870)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Royal Adelphi Theatre, London in 1849. Originally published by Abel Heywood & Son Ltd., Manchester. Also published by John Dicks, with Buckstone's Good for Nothing, in 1897(?).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1855: Performed on Monday 2 July in the Drawing Room Theatre in Cape Town by Sefton Parry, along with Delicate Ground, or Paris in 1793 (Dance) and Monsieur Jacques (Barnett)


Facsimile version of the John Dicks edition, 1897. The Internet Archive Digital Collection[2]

J. P. Wearing. 2014. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (Second edition). p.1[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: p.430

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