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1868: Performed as ''[[A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock]]'' in Cape Town by the [[Lanarkshire Dramatic Club]] (amateur players from the [[99th Regiment]]) in the [[Garrison Theatre]], Cape Town, on  26 June, with ''[[The Two Bonnycastles]]'' (Morton), a dance by [[Lieutenant Moir]] and a song ("Sarah's Sunday Out") by [[C. Hayes]].
 
1868: Performed as ''[[A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock]]'' in Cape Town by the [[Lanarkshire Dramatic Club]] (amateur players from the [[99th Regiment]]) in the [[Garrison Theatre]], Cape Town, on  26 June, with ''[[The Two Bonnycastles]]'' (Morton), a dance by [[Lieutenant Moir]] and a song ("Sarah's Sunday Out") by [[C. Hayes]].
  
1878: Performed in the [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town,  by [[Disney Roebuck]] and his company, as afterpiece to ''[[The Lyons Mail]]'' (Moreau, Siraudin and Delacour/Reade), along with a "dance on the High Pedestal" by the [[The Kickapoos]] and "[[Burlesque]] [[Extravaganza]]" called ''[[Ill Treated Il Trovatore, or The Mother, The Maiden and The Musician]]'' (Byron).
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1878: Performed in the [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town,  on 18 March by [[Disney Roebuck]] and his company, as afterpiece to ''[[The Lyons Mail]]'' (Moreau, Siraudin and Delacour/Reade), along with a "dance on the High Pedestal" by the [[The Kickapoos]] and "[[Burlesque]] [[Extravaganza]]" called ''[[Ill Treated Il Trovatore, or The Mother, The Maiden and The Musician]]'' (Byron).
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
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[[F.C.L. Bosman]], 1928. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika'', Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: [[J.H. de Bussy]]. [http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/bosm012dram01_01/]: pp. 432-3
 
[[F.C.L. Bosman]], 1928. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika'', Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: [[J.H. de Bussy]]. [http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/bosm012dram01_01/]: pp. 432-3
  
[[F.C.L. Bosman]]. 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp. 69, 262
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[[F.C.L. Bosman]]. 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp. 69, 262, 366
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:06, 21 April 2020

A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock is a one-act comic drama by William Brough (1826–1870)[1].

This is probably the same play which is referred to as The Phenomenon and The Honest Milkman by Sefton Parry (see F.C.L. Bosman 1980, p.69, footnote 92).

The original text

First performed in the Royal Lyceum Theatre, London, on 13 December 1852. Published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in the same year.

Performance history in South Africa

1855: Performed as A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock in Cape Town on Thursday 26 July by Sefton Parry as part of his farewell performance, along with The Lottery Ticket (Beazley) and Buried Alive, or The Visit to Japan (M'Pherson).

1858: Possibly performed as The Honest Milkman by Sefton Parry and his company on 9 April, with The Flying Dutchman (Fitzball), a "Jockey Dance" performed by Mr Gough, and a song sung by J.E.H. English. (The play also referred to as The Phenomenon in a report on the performance.)

1868: Performed as A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock in Cape Town by the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club (amateur players from the 99th Regiment) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 26 June, with The Two Bonnycastles (Morton), a dance by Lieutenant Moir and a song ("Sarah's Sunday Out") by C. Hayes.

1878: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 18 March by Disney Roebuck and his company, as afterpiece to The Lyons Mail (Moreau, Siraudin and Delacour/Reade), along with a "dance on the High Pedestal" by the The Kickapoos and "Burlesque Extravaganza" called Ill Treated Il Trovatore, or The Mother, The Maiden and The Musician (Byron).

Translations and adaptations

Sources

Facsimile version of the 1852 text, as published by Lacy, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

https://www.google.co.za/#q=+A+Phenomenon+in+a+Smock+Frock+by+Brough

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Brough_(writer)

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 432-3

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 69, 262, 366

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