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Life is a comedy in five acts by Frederick Reynolds (1764–1841)

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden early in November 1800 and published in 1800.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1824: Performed by the Garrison Amateur Players, with The Irish Tutor (Glengall) as afterpiece in the African Theatre on 4 and 22 September 1824. Among the players were Mr Miles, Mr Hanson, Mr Gouland, Mr Palm, Sgt Corbishley, Mrs Green and possibly Dr M'Donnell.


Facsimile version of the 1801 text, Google eBook[1]

The life and times of Frederick Reynolds by Frederick Reynolds (1827)[2]

Facsimile version of the text, in The will, The rage, Life, How to grow rich, Nortoriety; by Frederick Reynolds, Google eBook[3]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928: pp185-6

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