Parlor, Bedroom and Bath

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Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1917) is a farce by Charles W. Bell (1876-1938)[1] and Mark Swan (1871-1942)[].

Also found as Parlour, Bedroom and Bath.

The original text

The play was first staged at the Republic Theatre on Broadway on Christmas Eve, 1917, running for 232 performances.

Translations and adaptations

In the United States it was filmed at least twice, first in 1920, directed by Edward Dillon, and again in 1931, directed by Edward Sedgwick. The cast of the latter included Buster Keaton, Charlotte Greenwood and Reginald Denny.

Performance history in South Africa

1919: Staged for a short run at His Majesty's Theatre in Johannesburg, commencing on 15 December. The cast consisted of William Mollison (Jeffrey Haywood), Cecil Kellaway (Reginald Irving), Elise Hamilton (Virginia Embrey), Edith Cartwright (Angelica Embrey), Hilda Attenboro (Leila Crofton), Moss Siegenberg (Wilfred Rogers), Florence Roberts (Polly Hathaway), Naomi Rutherford (Nita Leslie), T.M. Oliff (Frederic Leslie) and Harcourt Collett. It was produced by William Mollison.


South African Pictorial, 13 December 1919

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (Third Edition)[2],_Bedroom_and_Bath_(1931_film)

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