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''[[Liberty-Hall, or A Test of Good Fellowship]]'' is a comic opera in two acts by Charles Dibdin the Elder (1745 - 1814)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dibdin]
#REDIRECT [[Liberty-Hall, or A Test of Good Fellowship]]
Also found as '''''[[Liberty Hall]]'''''
==The original text==
First performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, London, on 8 February, 1785. First published by G. Kearsley,1785.
One reviewer ("Baker"), impressed with the production, stated that "(A) hint for the plot is taken from Fielding's ''[[The Intriguing Chambermaid]]''"[https://books.google.co.za/books?id=5yBXAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA462&lpg=PA462&dq=Charles+Dibdin+The+Intriguing+Chambermaid&source=bl&ots=X7z905nyl8&sig=ACfU3U2MjdJXfsFLOwiwrSp7DO7FGH6NZQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjKyp2M9MvqAhUNQxUIHQFqAPwQ6AEwAHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Charles%20Dibdin%20The%20Intriguing%20Chambermaid&f=false], referring to the two-act comedy first performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane in 1750, and in its turn taken from a French play by Regnard.
==Translations and adaptations==
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1895: Performed as ''[[Liberty Hall]]'' by [[Edward Sass]] and his [[Gaiety Company]], under the auspices of the [[Wheeler Company]], as part of a season of eight plays with which they toured the cities, ''inter alia'' appearing at the [[Opera House]],  Cape Town, from 1 June. 
1916: Performed ''[[Liberty Hall]]'' at the [[Standard Theatre]], Johannesburg, featuring [[Florence Creagh]]
== Sources ==
"Liberty-Hall" on [[Great Writers Inspire]], Oxford University [https://writersinspire.org/content/liberty-hall-or-test-good-fellowship-comic-opera-two-acts-it-performed-greatest-applause]
[[Rand Daily Mail]] (various issues)
[[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 [[F.C.L. Bosman|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]]: p.401
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
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