All at Coventry, or Love and Laugh

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All at Coventry, or Love and Laugh is a farce in two acts by W.G.T. Moncrieff (William G. Thomas Moncrieff 1794–1857)[1], with music by G.W. Reeve.

The original text

Written in 1811, when the author was apparently a boy of 17, and performed at the Olympic New Theatre in 1816. Published as a "farcical entertainment" by J. Phillips, London.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1835: Performed by the Private Amateur Company in The African Theatre, Cape Town, as afterpiece to Ivanhoe, or The Knight Templar (Scott/Farley)


Facsimile version of the first edition, Google E-book[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 206,

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