John Wopps, or "From Information I Received"

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John Wopps, or "From Information I Received" is a farce in one act by William E. Suter (1811?-1882)[1].

Often referred to simply as John Wopps

The original text

First performed at the Royal Surrey Theatre, under the Management of Messrs. Shepherd & Creswick, on Monday, the 15th of October, 1860. The text published by Samuel French in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed as John Wopps by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 23 December, with The Hunchback (Knowles) and a dance by Miss Clara


Facsimile version of the Samuel French published text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

"William E. Suter", The Online Books Page[3]

John Wopps; or, From information I received.

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.231

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