The Irish Attorney, or Galway Practice in 1770
The Irish Attorney, or Galway Practice in 1770 is a farce in two acts by William Bayle Bernard (1807-1875).
Also found as The Irish Attorney, or Galway Practice or simply The Irish Attorney.
The original text
First produced at the Haymarket Theatre, 6 May, 1840 and published in London by both J. Dicks, and Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, [1840?]. Published in the USA by the Chicago Dramatic Club in 1800s (and credited to "Bernard Boyle"). Published in New York by Berford and Co, 1947.
South African performances
1842: Performed as The Irish Attorney by the Garrison Players in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 13 May, with Othello Travestie (Dowling) as the afterpiece. The performers included Mr Wellesley (as "Hawk") and Mr D. M'Donald (as "Pierce O'Hara"). Repeated on the 19th May apparently.
1865: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, as The Irish Attorney, or Galway Practice by the Phoenix Dramatic Club on 27 June, with a cast that included Mr Dillon, Mr Barrington and Mr Egerton. Followed by a Christy's style performance by Mr Egerton and Mr Angelo.
1865: Performed once more by the Phoenix Dramatic Club in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 1 August. Also performed was "the Grand Comical, Classical (Musical) Burlesque of William Tell" (Buckingham).
Facsimile version of the 1847 edition by Berford and Co , New York, The Internet Archive.
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp. 393-5.
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.269-270
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