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Smoke is a "Serio-comic Drama" in one act by Benjamin Webster (1797-1882)[1]

Also found as Smoke, or A Working Man's House.

The original text

Published as Smoke and styled "A Serio-comic Drama, in One Act" by Samuel French (London & New York) circa 1870.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1878: Performed as Smoke, or A Working Man's House by the Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 24-26 June, with Nemesis, or Not Wisely but Too Well (Farnie)


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.370

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