Liberty Hall

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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)[]

Also found as Liberty Hall

The original text

Based on a an intrigue in The Intriguing Chambermaid by Henry Fielding,

First performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, London. First published by G. Kearsley,1785.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1895: Performed 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 at the Standard Theatre, Johannesburg, featuring Florence Creagh


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

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.203-205

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