The Old Post Boy

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The Old Post Boy is a by an unknown author.

The original text

No text by this name can be traced, but it is most probably simple a version of The Post Boy, the drama in two acts by H.T. Craven (1818-1905)[], that was first performed at the Strand Theatre (under the Management of Miss Swanborough), on 31 October, 1860 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1875: A play billed as The Old Post Boy was performed by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, on 4 August, with Aladdin, or The Wonderful Scamp (Byron).


Facsimile version of The Post Boy, 1860, Hathi Trust Digital Library[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.326

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