Husbands Beware

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Husbands Beware is a 19th century one-act play by an unknown author.

Not to be confused with Husbands Beware[1], a 1956 short film directed by Jules White, featuring The Three Stooges.

The original text

Except for the 1857 performance in Cape Town listed below, no other mention of, or information about, a stage play by this title has been found to date.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1857: Billed as a "Domestic Scene One Act", Husbands Beware was performed as an afterpiece to The Lady of Lyons (Bulwer-Lytton) by Sefton Parry and his company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 22 October.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.59

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