The Haunted Inn, or How to Lay a Ghost

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The Haunted Inn, or How to Lay a Ghost is a farce, in two acts, by Richard Brinsley Peake.

Sometimes performed under the shorter title of: The Haunted Inn

The original text

First published in London by John Cumberland ca. 1828, re-published several times throughout the 19th century.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1831: Performed in Cape Town by All the World's a Stage on 17 August 1833, as an afterpiece to John Overy, or The Miser of Southwark Ferry (Jerrold).

1834: Performed in Cape Town's Garrison Theatre by the "Private Theatricals by the officers of the Garrison" (see the Garrison Players) on 11 July 1834, alongside Katherine and Petruchio (Shakespeare) and Bombastes Furioso (Rhodes).


Entry in WorldCat[1]

Library of Congress Internet Archive[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp.194, 227

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