A Hopeless Passion

Jump to navigation Jump to search

A Hopeless Passion is a petite comedy in one act by John Maddison Morton (1811-1891)[]

The original text

First performed on 15 September, 1851, at Punch's Playhouse, the Strand Theatre, London, and published by Samuel French probably in 1873.

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).


Facsimile version of the Samuel French edition, Hathi Trust Digital Library[1]

Online Books by John Maddison Morton, The Online Books Page[2]

Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press: p.495[3]

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

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page