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Retiring is a comedy play in three acts by H.W. Williamson (Henry William Williamson, fl.1880s).

The original text

Published by Samuel French in 1880 and again in 1889.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1889: Performed as part of the repertoire of the Luscombe Searelle company in the Exhibition Hall, Cape Town and other parts of the country, with Lionel Brough in the leading role.


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: p.388

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