Mr Hopkinson

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Mr Hopkinson is a farce in three acts by R.C. Carton (Richard Claude Carton, 1856-1928)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Avenue Theatre, London, on 21 February, 1905 and published by Samuel French, Ltd. London and New York (copyright 1908).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1906: Performed under the auspices of the Wheeler Brothers in the Opera House, Cape Town, during the second half of the year, as the opening piece of a season of plays put on by a travelling company there. The play opened on 27 August and included an outstanding performance by Marie Housley as the "Duchess of Braceborough".


Facsimile version of the 1908 published text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

Online Books by R. C. Carton, The Online Books Page[3]

+D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.425-6

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