The Sleeping Draught
The Sleeping Draught is an English farce in two acts by Samson Penley.
(Referred to as a one-act farce in some sources.)
The original text
Based on a story by Giovanni Boccaccio, it was first performed (possibly in a one act version) in London at the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane on 1 April 1818, and published - as a two act farce - in London by Richard White and T. Searle in 1818 and Baltimore by J. Robinson, in the same year.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1832: Performed by All the World's a Stage in Cape Town on 30 January, along with The Iron Chest, or The Blood-Stained Knife (Colman) and The Lawyer in the Sack, or Jack's Return!!! (a "ballet with dancing").
Facsimile version of the 1818 edition, Google E-book
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