Match Making

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Match Making is a petite comedy in one act, translated from the French by John Poole (1786-1872)[1]

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated from an unknown French original by John Poole (1786-1872)[2], it was first performed in the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25th August, 1821. Published by T.H. Lacy in Lacy’s Acting Edition in 1850.

Performance history in South Africa

1870: Performed in English as Match Making by the Young Men's Institute and Club Dramatic Company, Cape Town, on 25th August, with The Jeweller of St James (Suter/De St Georges and De Leuven)


The Victorian Plays Project, Electronic Catalogue - Volume 27[3]

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

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