My Uncle's Will

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My Uncle's Will is a comedietta, in one act by S. Theyre Smith (fl. 1860s-1870s).

Also found as Uncle's Will. Both titles appear in the 1880 edition of the Samuel French text for example. The author's name is sometimes found as "S. Theyre-Smith" or "Spenser Theyre-Smith".

The original text

First performed at the Haymarket Theatre, London in April of 1873. Published in London and New York by Samuel French, (French's minor drama, Acting edition no. 334, 1874) and 1880, and Walter H Baker & Co, 1890.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1884-5: Performed as Uncle's Will by the Henry Harper Company in the new Theatre Royal, Cape Town, as part of Henry Harper's first season as lessee and manager of the venue.

Sources

Facsimile version of the 1880 text, The Internet Archive[1]

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. 380


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