The Upholsterer

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The Upholsterer is a two-act farce by Arthur Murphy (1727–1805)[1].

The original text

First performed in London in 1758. First published in 1758 in Glasgow.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1807: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players on Saturday 12 September, with All the World's a Stage (Jackman). Among the cast members were Mrs Kinniburgh and Mr Stuart (who performed a song, for which he had written five couplets).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 73, 75,

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