Easy Shaving

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Easy Shaving is a farce in one act by F.C. Burnand (1836-1917)[1] and Montagu Williams (1835-1892)[2].

The original text

First performed in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on June 11, 1863 and published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as Easy Shaving by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town on 23 and 26 July, as afterpiece to The Flowers of the Forest (Buckstone).


Facsimile version of the original published text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.211.

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