The Hunchback

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The Hunchback is a play in five acts by James Sheridan Knowles (1784-1862)[1]

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden in 1832, with Fanny Kemble, Charles Kemble and Knowles himself in the cast. Published in London the same year by E. Moxon.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed by Sefton Parry and his company, on 2 May in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, a benefit for John Howard. Also performed was A Dead Shot (Buckstone).

1877: Performed by the Disney Roebuck Company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 15 November, with Betsy Baker, or Too Attentive by Half (Morton).


Facsimile version of the 1832 text, The Internet Archive[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 112,

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