The Squire

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The Squire is a comedy in three acts by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934)[1]

The original text

First performed at St James's Theatre, London, on 29 December, 1881.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1882-3: Performed by the Mabel Hayes Company in the old Theatre Royal in Burg Street, Cape Town, as part of a season as lessee and manager of the venue.


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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