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A.S.S. is a farce in one act by J.M. Maddox (1789-1861)[1]

The original text

First performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, on April 23, 1853 and published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy in [1853?]

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed as A.S.S. in the Garrison Theatre, Keiskama Hoek, on 12 November by the Amateurs of the Band (North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot) with a cast consisting of J. Davies (Mr Diogenes Hunter), J. F. Gay (Anthony Sniggles), W. Allan (Adolphus), T. Smith (Mrs Hunter), J. Newnham (Sophia). Also performed was Luke the Labourer (Buckstone). (For more on contemporary responses to the performances, see the entry on the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot)



Facsimile version of the original text by T.H. Lacy, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 14. December 10th 1862.

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