The Rights and Wrongs of Women

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The Rights and Wrongs of Women is a farce in one act by John Maddison Morton (1811–1891)[1]

The original text

First performed in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25 May 1856, and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Performed by Sefton Parry and his company in the Cape Town Theatre, on 23 January, as afterpiece to The Lady of Lyons (Bulwer-Lytton), along with a "Sword Dance and Hornpipe" by The Highland Pipers and Dancers of the Scotch Volunteer Company, and a Fan Dance by Miss Powell.


Facsimile version of the published text of 1859, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

"Online Books by John Maddison Morton", The Online Books Page[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.78, 87 and 180

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