Love in a Sack

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Love in a Sack is a farce by Benjamin Griffin (1680–1740)[1]

(Also referred to as Sandy and Jenny, or Love in a Sack.)

The original text

Based in part on May Day (1611)[2] by George Chapman, the farce is first mentioned on 14 June 1715, when Griffin himself played "Sir Arthur Addlepate" at the theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields. .

Published as Love in a Sack. As it is now acted at the New-Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn Fields" in London by W. Mears, 1715 .

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1818: Produced as Sandy and Jenny, or Love in a Sack (and termed "a Divertissement") in the African Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa on 21 November by the Gentlemen Amateurs, with the help of four professional actors from the Theatre Royal, Liverpool (en route to Calcutta), led by Mr Cooke. The accompanying pieces were Catherine and Petrucchio (Shakespeare) and Crochet Lodge (Hurlstone)


Students' Academy Famous English Renaissance Dramatists Volume Three: George Chapman ([3]

WorldCat entry[4]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [5]: pp. 155

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