Laugh When You Can

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Laugh When You Can is a comedy in five acts by Frederick Reynolds (1764–1841)[1].

The original text

Performed at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden in 1799. Published by Longman in 1799. New edition, 1802

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1817: Presented in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players on 14 July, with as afterpiece The Adopted Child (Birch).

1817: Performed in Cape Town by the Garrison Players on 11 October, with The Mayor of Garratt (Foote) and The Turnpike Gate (Knight)


Facsimile version of the new edition, 1802, Google eBook[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 150-1,

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