Yeoman's Service

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Yeoman's Service is a domestic comedy in one act by T. Edgar Pemberton (Thomas Edgar Pemberton, 1849-1905)[1]

Originally published with the title in parenthesis, i.e. as "Yeoman's Service".

The original text

First performed at the Novelty Theatre, London, on 19 September 1885 and published by Samuel French in 1886.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1889: Performed by the Luscombe Searelle company in the Exhibition Theatre, Cape Town, as part of a season of plays with which the company toured the country. A star member of the company was the London comedian, Lionel Brough.


Facsimile version of the 1886 text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

Online Books by T. Edgar Pemberton, The Online Books Page[3]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.388

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