The Spare Bed, or The Shower Bath

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The Spare Bed, or The Shower Bath is a farce in two acts by Frederick Fox Cooper (1806-1879 - also known as Fox Cooper).

(Also referred to as The Spare Bed)

The original text

Performed at the Surrey Theatre, 7 July 1833 and the Victoria Theatre, 8 July 1833 (?). Published by J. Cumberland in 1833.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1853: Performed as The Spare Bed in The Lyceum by the Port Elizabeth Dramatic Society on 22 October, with selections from Henry IV and An Unwarrantable Intrusion (Morton).


A History of Early Ninteenth Century Drama 1800-1850, p. 273, CUP Archive/Google E-Book[1]

Facsimile version of The Spare Bed, or The Shower Bath, Google Books[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 508,

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