The Housekeeper, or "The White Rose"

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The Housekeeper, or "The White Rose" is a comedy in two acts by Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857)[1].

Also found as The Housekeeper, or The White Rose, and is on occasion referred to simply as The Housekeeper.

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on July 17, 1833.

Published in London by T. H. Lacy [1857?]

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed as The Housekeeper, or The White Rose in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town by the Clara Tellett and her company on 19th June, with Catching an Heiress, or Which is Which (Selby).


Facsimile version of the Lacy edition of 1857, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2].

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 131,

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