The Rival Schoolboys

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The Rival Schoolboys is a

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No play by this name has been traced. Perhaps this is a stage adaptation for children of the novel Sidney De Grey, or The Rival Schoolboys: The Story of a Boy who Believed a Pure Character to be the Prize of Life by Lawrence Lancewood[1], published by Graves and Young in 1865.

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Performance history in South Africa

1878: Performed as Rival Schoolboys by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Good Hope Gardens, Cape Town, on 2 April, as part of an evening's public entertainment.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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