The Courtier and the Shoemaker

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The Courtier and the Shoemaker is a comic pantomime written by J. Stonely (fl. 1860s)

The original text

The play was especially "invented" by J. Stonely for performance by the 9th Regiment in Cape Town.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed on 4 April , in association with Mrs Cooper, as part of a "Dramatic and Gymnastic Display" done as a benefit for J. Stonely by the 9th Regiment in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town. Also performed was The Warlock of the Glen (Walker).


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

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