Liberty Hall

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The title Liberty Hall can refer to two plays performed in South Africa:

Liberty Hall by Charles Dibden (1785)

This is a shortened title sometimes used for Liberty-Hall, or A Test of Good Fellowship, a comic opera in two acts by Charles Dibdin (first performed 1785).

For more on this play, see the entry on Liberty-Hall, or A Test of Good Fellowship

Liberty Hall by R. C. Carton (1905)

Liberty Hall is a comedy drama in four acts by Richard Claude Carton (1856-1928)[]

The original text

The play premiered in London in 1892.

Published in New York by Samuel French in 1900

Translations and adaptations

In 1914 the play filmed by Harold M. Shaw as Liberty Hall.

Performance history in South Africa

1916: Performed Liberty Hall at the Standard Theatre, Johannesburg, featuring Florence Creagh


"Liberty-Hall" on Great Writers Inspire, Oxford University [1]

Facsimile version of Carton's text (1900), The Internet Archive[2]

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 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

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