John Jones

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John Jones a farce in one act by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[1].

The original text

First performed in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 15 September, 1831 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Performed as John Jones in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, on 27 February by a company brought together by Charles Fraser and starring Annie Rowlands and Mr Raymond. Also played were Two Pigeons (Stirling) and Caught by the Ears (Selby).


Facsimile version of the 1831 text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

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: p.127

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