The Captain's not A-miss

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The Captain's not A-miss is a farce in one act by Thomas Egerton Wilks (1812-1854)[1]

Also found as Captain's not A-Miss, The Captain's not a Miss, The Captain's Not-A-Miss and so on.

The original text

First performed in the English Opera House, London, on 18 April, 1836 ; Laura Keene's Theatre New York in 1858.

Published in London by John Duncombe Vol xxi, Dicks Vol 914, and Thomas Hailes Lacy Vol xxix in 1836 and by Samuel French, [The Minor Drama, no CLIX, 1858?] in New York.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: Performed as The Captain's not a Miss by the Disney Roebuck company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 24 July, with The Marble Heart (Lambert-Thiboust & Barrière /Selby)

1878: Performed as The Captain's not a Miss by the Disney Roebuck company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on "Regatta Night", 24 May, with Jack and Jack's Brother (Johnstone) and "the main scenes from Robinson Crusoe" (Defoe/ Byron)

1878: Performed as The Captain's Not-A-Miss by the Disney Roebuck company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 4 July, with Our Boys (Byron)

Sources

Transcript of the Lacy text, Victorian[2]

The Online Books Page, Online Books by Thomas Egerton Wilks[3]

Facsimile version of the Samuel French text, 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: pp. 341, 369, 370

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