Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell?

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Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? is a farce, in one act by Joseph Stirling Coyne (1803–1868)[1].


The original text

First performed at the Adelphi Theatre on 16 March, 1846. Published at the Nassau Steam Press, London in 1846.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1853: Performed in the Garrison Theatre by the Officers of the Garrison on Wednesday 14 September, 1853, as afterpiece to The Illustrious Stranger, or Married and Buried (Millingen and Kenney) and Bombastes Furioso (Rhodes). Actors included R.A. Pasley, Captain Hall and Captain Fisher.

1853: Performed in The Lyceum, the newly constructed Port Elizabeth theatre, by the Port Elizabeth Dramatic Society on 26 September, with She Stoops to Conquer (Goldsmith).

1858: Performed in Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town by J.E.H. English and his company on 26 August and 2 September, with The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare).

1858: Performed in Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town by J.E.H. English and his company on 14 September, with Married Life (Buckstone). This evening done as a Benefit Performance for the victims of the shipwreck of the "Eastern City".

Sources

http://www.worldcat.org/title/did-you-ever-send-your-wife-to-camberwell-an-original-farce-in-one-act/oclc/277198394

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Coyne,_Joseph_Stirling_(DNB00)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stirling_Coyne

Joseph Stirling Coyne in Google Books[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 403, 432, 508.

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.121.

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