Guy Faux, or the Gunpowder Treason Conspiracy

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Guy Faux, or the Gunpowder Treason Conspiracy is a melodrama in two (three?) acts by George Macfarren (1788–1843)[1].

The original text

The play only exists in acting copies in various archives, e.g. in the A'Beckett collection in the New York Public Library archives.

Apparently performed in Royal Coburg Theatre, London, in September, 1822.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1834: Performed in the The Amateur Theatre in Hope Street, Cape Town by the Private Amateur Company on 5 November 1834. (Billed as "Guy Faux, or the Gunpowder Treason" and referred to as an "historical melodrama in three acts", with the author wrongly referred to as "Marfarren".) Followed by A Day after the Fair (Somerset) as afterpiece.

Sources F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 206.

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