A Race for a Wife

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A Race for a Wife is a comedietta by Frederick F. Cooper (fl. mid 19th century)[].

Not to be confused with the Burletta The Race for a Wife (Anon.).

The original text

Performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London in 1876 (30 performances, 19 August to 22 September)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1871: Performed in the Garrison Theatre Cape Town by the D'Arcy Read Company on 7 November, with A Comical Countess (Brough)


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 233, 251

Entry in The Adelphi Theatre Project[1]

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