The Porter's Knot

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The Porter's Knot is a play in two acts by John Oxenford (1812-1877)[1].

The original text

Described as "a serio-comic drama in two acts", the play was first performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, on 2 December, 1858 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in London and in New York by R.M. De Witt (1858/9?).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1868: Performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 6 January as part of a benefit for T.H. Paul, with Brough's burlesque version of Euripides's Medea and songs and dances.


Facsimile version of the 1858 text by Lacy, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.231-2

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