Duchess or Nothing

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Duchess or Nothing is a comedietta in one act by Walter Gordon (1823-1892)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, 9 July, 1860.

London by T.H. Lacy, [1860?] in Lacy's acting edition of plays, Volume 47

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1861: Performed as Duchess or Nothing on 18 February in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, by the Cape Town Dramatic Club with The Plagued Professor ("An Original Interlude expressly written for this occasion" by Cresswell, "characters by members of the Royal Alfred Club) and The Unfinished Gentleman (Selby).




Facsimile version of the 1860 first edition by Lacy, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 154

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