A Hopeless Passion

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A Hopeless Passion is a light comedy by John Maddison Morton ()[]

The original text

First performed on 15 September, 1851, at the Royal Strand Theatre, London, and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy (Lacy's Acting edition, vol. 24, no. 358) probably in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Performed by Charles Fraser in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, on 17 January, along with £5 Reward (Oxenford).


Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press: p.495[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.126

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