The Party Wall

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The Party Wall is a farce by an anonymous author.

The original text

It may possibly have been a version of the three act comedy Roses and Thorns, or Two Houses under One Roof by Joseph Lunn (1784-1863)[1]

For more on Lunn's play, see Roses and Thorns, or Two Houses under One Roof

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1850: Performed as The Party Wall by James Lycett's Company of amateurs at the Drury Lane Theatre, Cape Town, on 6 September, with William Tell (Knowles) and music from Rossini's opera of William Tell, by the orchestra of the 73rd Regiment.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 425.

Facsimile version of The Monthly magazine, or British Register, Volume LX Part II 1825, Google E-book[3]

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