My Turn Next is a farce in one act by Thomas J. Williams (1824-1874)
The original text
First performed at the New Holborn Theatre Royal, London, in 1866 and in the Boston Museum in 1867.
Published in Boston by Charles H. Spencer in 1867 (as No 20 of Spencer's Universal Theatre) and by Lee & Shepard, ca. 1870.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1876: Performed on 24 April by the Disney Roebuck's company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, at the time under the temporary management of C. Wilstone. Also played was Extremes, or Men of the Day (Falconer).
1876: Performed on 3 August by the Disney Roebuck's company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, at the time under the temporary management of C. Wilstone. Also played was The Surgeon of Paris (Anon).
1877: Performed on 20 August by the Disney Roebuck's company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, with The Shaughraun (Boucicault). The evening a benefit for William Elton and Fanny Lewis.
Facsimile version of the Spencer text, Hathi Trust Digital Library
Online Books by Thomas J. Williams, The Online Books Page
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.338, 341, 359
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