Mr Preedy and the Countess

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Mr Preedy and the Countess is a farce in three acts by R.C. Carton (1853–1928)[1].

The original text

First produced at the Criterion Theatre, London in 1909. Published in London by Samuel French in 1911,

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1910: Performed by the De Jong-Black Company at the Tivoli Theatre, Cape Town, and taken on tour in South Africa, with Kate Walbran playing the "Countess".


Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Pamphlets, leaflets, etc. Volume 8, Issue 1, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 [2]

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 1923. (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.

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