Extremes, or Men of the Day

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Extremes, or Men of the Day is a comedy in three acts by Edmund Falconer (pseudonym of Edmund O'Rourke, 1814-1879)[1].

The original text

Originally performed at the Lyceum theatre, London, on August 26, 1858. Published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy, 1858 (Lacy's Acting edition, no. 616) and John Mitchell, 1859.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: Performed on 24 April by the Disney Roebuck's company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, at the time under the temporary management of C. Wilstone. Also played was My Turn Next (Williams).




D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.338, 344

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