The Three Clerks

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The Three Clerks is a farce on two acts by William Henry Oxberry (1808–1852)[1].

Not to be confused by the 1857 novel by Anthony Trollope.

The original text

Apparently written as a sequel to My Fellow Clerk (a 1835 farce in one act by John Oxenford), featuring the same character, and first performed in the Victoria Theatre, London and published by J. Pattie, London, in 1838, featuring the author.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1853: Performed in Grahamstown by the "Officers of the Garrison" on 11 October, with Love à la Mode (Macklin).


Facsimile version of the original published text, Google E-book[2]

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

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