The Rival Valets

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The Rival Valets is a farce in two acts by Joseph Ebsworth (1788–1868)[1].

The original text

First Performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 1825, and published by Thomas Dolby, London, in 1825.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1833: Performed as Rival Valets , in Cape Town by the All the World's a Stage on 21 September, with The Day After the Wedding, or A Wife’s First Lesson (Mrs Kemble), the interlude A Race for Dinner (Rodwell), and the comic sketch of The Actress Of All Work (by Oxberry, though the author is said to be unknown in the source).


Facsimile version of the first edition of 1825, The Internet Arhive (Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive )[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: p. 227

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