Three Weeks after Marriage is a comedy, in two acts by Arthur Murphy (1727-1805)
The original text
First performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden in 1764.
Performance history in South Africa
1802: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players on 10 May, with The Devil to Pay (Coffey) as afterpiece.
1802: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players on 6 September, with Poor Soldier (O'Keeffe).
1823: Performed in the Cape Town Theatre on 6 December by the English Theatricals as afterpiece to The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret. This evening served as a benefit performance for Mrs Black, who played "Donna Violante" in The Wonder and "Lady Racket" in Murphy's piece.
1824:Performed again in the Cape Town Theatre on 28 January by the English Theatricals as afterpiece to The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret.
Translations and adaptations
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp.68, 69,109, 197-8,
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