Guilty of Not Guilty

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Guilty of Not Guilty is a comedy in five acts by Thomas Dibdin (1771-1841)[1]

Also found as Guilty of Not-Guilty.

The original text

Based on Lafontaine's novel Le Reprobate, it was first acted at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 26 May, 1804

Published by Lackington, Allen and Co., printed by Luke Hansard, London in 1804.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Performed as Guilty of Not-Guilty on 5 November in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, by the Cape Town Dramatic Club with The Rivals (Sheridan) and a performance by the brass band of the Cape Royal Rifles.


The Online Books Page: Online Books by Thomas Dibdin[2]

Facsimile version of the original published text (fourth edition) of 1804, 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.154.

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