Jack Brag, or A Chandler's Chances
Jack Brag, or A Chandler's Chances is a farce in two acts by Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 –1856)
Also referred to by the name of the novel, i.e. Jack Brag.
The original text
A dramatization of the popular novel Jack Brag by Theodore Edward Hook (1788 –1841), published in 1837 by Richard Bentley.
À’Beckett’s dramatised version was first performed at St. James's Theatre , London May 23rd, 1837 and published in the same year by J. Cumberland. ("printed from the acting copy with remarks biographical and critical by D-G.")
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1847: Performed as Jack Brag (and ascribed to Hook) by the Garrison Players (the 90th Light Infantry) in the Garrison Theatre on Friday 17 September as afterpiece to The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare). The performance "for the benefit of the Infant Schools" in Cape Town.
1847: Performed as Jack Brag (and ascribed to Hook) by the Garrison Players (the 90th Light Infantry) in the Garrison Theatre on 30 September, with Othello (Shakespeare).
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp. 396
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