The Naughty Wife

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The Naughty Wife is a comedy in three acts by American playwright and screenwriter Fred Jackson [1] (1886-1953). The play deals amusingly with divorce by consent. It was popular on London and New York stages in the early 20th century.

The original text

Free download available [2].

Translations and adaptations

An elaboration and revision by Edgar Selwyn was published by Samuel French in 1925.

Filmed in 1925.

Performance history in South Africa

Presented in 1922 at the Opera House in Pretoria starring Madge Fabian.

Aubrey Gallow appeared in a production of this play during the 1930s.


Toronto World, 20 August 1918.

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