Love, Law and Physic
The original text
First produced 1812. Published: J. Cumberland, 1821
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1824: A second performance was planned for 30 November, to be performed in Cape Town by the English Theatricals company (former Garrison Players) in the African Theatre as a benefit performance for Mr J. Corbishley, (with A Cure for the Heartache by Morton). However it was "unavoidably postponed" and according to Bosman (1928, p 187) no records appear to show whether it did actually occur or not.
1826: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town on 16 August, by the Garrison Amateur Company, as an afterpiece to The Heir at Law (Colman, Jr). This performed as a benefit for Mrs Westcott. The performers were: Sgt Corbishley, Mr le Seur, Mr Sandford, Mr Hanson, Mr Goodwin, Mr Walker, Mrs Johnson and Mrs Black.
1842: Performed in Cape Town in the Garrison Theatre by the Garrison Players on 9 June, and repeated 15 June, alongside Love in Humble Life (Payne) and Make Your Wills! (Mayhew and Smith). Performers included D. M'Donald, Mr Wellesley and Mr Priestly.
Facsimile version of a 1840 edition of text, published by J. Cumberland: Google E-Book
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