Samuel in Search of Himself

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Samuel in Search of Himself is a farce in one act by Joseph Stirling Coyne (1803-1868)[1] and H.C. Coape (1810–1890)[2].

The original text

First performed at the Royal Princess's Theatre, London, in April 1858.

The text first published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in the series Lacy's Acting Edition (English and American drama of the nineteenth century) in 1858 and later republished as no 529 of French's Acting Editions.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1859: Performed on 15 June in the Cape Town Theatre by Charles Fraser and his company (in part consisting of players recruited from the 59th Regiment), along with a selection from Macbeth (Shakespeare), Luke the Labourer (Buckstone) and a comic song written and sung by H. Connerton.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stirling_Coyne

http://www.churchside1.plus.com/Goldhanger-past/Coape.htm

"Online Books by J. Stirling Coyne", The Online Books Page[3]

Facsimile version of the edition by Samuel French, Hathi Trust Digital Library[4]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.124203-205

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