Look Before You Leap, or Wooings and Weddings

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Look Before You Leap, or Wooings and Weddings is a a comedy in five acts by George William Lovell (1804-1878)[1]

Also found listed simply as Look Before You Leap.

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, on October 29, 1846. The prompt book was published by the National Acting Drama Office in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as Look Before You Leap by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 26 April, with A Devilish Good Joke, or A Night's Frolic (Higgie) and The Dear Admiral (Anon.).


Facsimile version of the 1846 publication by the National Acting Drama Office, HathiTrust Digital Library[2]

"Online Books by George W. Lovell", The Online Books Page[3]


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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