The Curfew

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The Curfew is a play in five acts by John Tobin (1770 – 1804)[]

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 19 February 1807. Published by Richard Philips in London in 1807.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1829: Performed) by the English Theatrical Amateur Company in The African Theatre, Cape Town on 3 October, with Killing No Murder (Hook). (In the programme The Curfew is listed as having been written by "Tobois".)


Facsimile version of the 7th edition (1807) , Google eBook[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 203-4,

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