Sweethearts and Wives
The original text
There appears to have been a two act version and a three act version, the three act version being the most commonly found.
First performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, July 7th, 1823 and in Philadelphia in 1825. The two act verions was published by an unknown publisher and the three act version by A.R. Poole and Ash and Mason in 1827 (edited by Lopez and Wemyss).
Also published by M. Douglas in 1849, by T.H lacy (as Lacy's acting edition) and as French's Standard Drama No LXXVII.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1884-5: Performed by the Henry Harper Company in the new Theatre Royal, Cape Town, as part of Henry Harper's first season as lessee and manager of the venue. (Referred to by Bosman - 1980: footnote 37 on p.380 - as an "opéra comique".)
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