Who Wants a Guinea?

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Who Wants a Guinea? is a comedy in five acts by George Colman the Younger (1762 – 1836)[1].

The original text

First performed in the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden on 18 April 1805, and published in 1805, reprinted many times, also in a number of collections.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1823: Performed in Cape Town on Saturday 15 July by the Garrison Players in the African Theatre, with as afterpiece Raising the Wind (Kenney).


Facsimile version of the original text, as published in The Modern Theatre Vol III, selected by Mrs Inchbald, in 1811, a Google eBook[2]

Facsimile version of the original text, as published in Cumberland's British Theatre Vol. 20, in 1828, a Google eBook[3]

Barry Sutcliffe, 1983, Plays by George Colman the Younger and Thomas Morton, Google eBook[4]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [5]: pp.184,

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