Hercules, King of Clubs! is a farce in one act by Fred Cooper (Frederick Fox Cooper, 1806-1879).
Also found as Hercules, King of Clubs
The original text
First performed at the Strand Theatre, London, on 28 July, 1836, later performed at Saddler's Wells, London in 1837.
Published in London by John Cumberland as No. 119 of Cumberland's Minor Theatre
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1875: Performed as Hercules, King of Clubs by the Disney Roebuck and his company in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, on 28 May, as an afterpiece to The School for Scandal (Sheridan).
1875: Performed as Hercules, King of Clubs by the Disney Roebuck and his company in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, on 10 and 15 July, as an afterpiece to Nobody's Child (Phillips).
Typed copy of the original text published by Cumberland, The Internet Archive
D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.324-5
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