The Hundred Pound Note

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The Hundred Pound Note is a farce in two acts by Richard Brinsley Peake (1792-1847)[1].

The original text

First performed in London at Covent Garden, and The Bowery, New York in 1828. Published in London by John Cumberland (1928?),and in New York by E.M. Murden, 1828.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club on 17 and 20 December, with The Little Treasure (Harris). The first performance was done as a benefit for Mrs Delmaine.


Facsimile version of the 1828 text by Murden, Hathitrust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.158

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