My Wife's Out

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My Wife's Out is a farce in one act by G. Herbert Rodwell (George Herbert Buonaparte Rodwell, 1800-1852)[1].

The original text

First performed in London at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, London, on 2 October, 1843, and was most probably published in the same year, with 10 editions being published between 1843 and 2019 (according to WorldCat Identities[2]).

The most widely held early version text was published by John Dicks (as No. 699 of Dicks' Standard Plays) in one volume with Borrowing a Husband, or Sleeping Out by William T. Moncrieff (1794-1857)[], in 1885(?).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed as My Wife's Out by Clara Tellett and her company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 7 August, with The Pilot, or A Tale of the Sea (Cooper/Fitzball).


Facsimile version of the 1885 text by John Dicks, The Internet Archive[3],_George

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.132

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