Mary Moo, or Which shall I Marry?

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Mary Moo, or Which shall I Marry? is a farce in one act by William E. Suter (1811?-1882)[1].

Also published as Which shall I Marry?

The original text

Published in London as Which shall I Marry? byThomas Hailes Lacy, 1863(?).

Performed in the Boston Museum in 1864 and published in Boston with the title Mary Moo, or Which shall I Marry?, as Spencer's Universal Stage No. XLVI

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1865: Performed as Which shall I Marry? in the Theatre Royal Cape Town by the Ray and Cooper Company on 13 and 14 November, with The Harvest Storm (Hazlewood), selections from Faust and Marguerite (Carré) and Ghost ("Prof Pepper's illusion").

1867: Performed as Which shall I Marry? by "Le Roy's Original Company" in the Theatre Royal in Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 25 April, with The Ticket of Leave Man (Brisebarre and Nus/Tailor).


Facsimile version of the Spencer version. Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

The Online Books Page, "Online Books by William E. Suter"[3]

"Spencer's Universal Stage" listing, in: Randall Baker and George M. Roberts. 2018. The Globe Drama. (Reprint) BoD – Books on Demand: p.4[4]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 192, 222,

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