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 drama in four acts by Richard Claude Carton (1856-1928)[]

The original text

First published by Samuel French in 1900

Translations and adaptations

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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