How to Pay the Rent

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How to Pay the Rent is a farce in one act by Tyrone Power (1797-1841)[1].

The original text

Originally produced at the Haymarket Theatre, London, in April, 1840. Published in London by Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, possibly 1840?, in New York by Berford & Co., , 1847 and by Samuel French, 1847;

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1853: Performed as How to Pay the Rent in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, by an amateur company, possibly members of Lycett's Company, as afterpiece to The Golden Farmer, or The Last Crime (Webster).


Facsimile version of the 1847 American text by Berford and Co, Internet Archive [2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 421-2

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