Lock and Key

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Lock and Key is a "musical entertainment" in two acts by Prince Hoare (1755-1834)[1]

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden. Published by T. N. Longman, London, in 1796.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1812: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town on Saturday 20 April by the Garrison Players, with The Poor Gentleman (Colman Jr). In this instance, Bosman (1928: p. 143) lists Hoare's play wrongly as "The Lock and Key".



F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 143,

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