My Husband's Ghost

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My Husband's Ghost is a farce in one act by John Maddison Morton (1811-1891)[1].

Also found as My Husband's Ghost! and is in some cases referred to as "A Comic Interlude".

The original text

First performed in 1836 at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London, and was presumably published in the same year.

Often reprinted, inter alia by Thomas Hailes Lacy in 1850, the Music-Publishing Company, 1860 (as Issue 275 of Cumberland's British theatre), .

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1864: Performed by the officers and men of the 10th Regiment (2nd Batallion) 10th Regiment (2nd Battalion) in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 29 August, with Little Toddlekins, with intersperced 'Interludes of Singing and Instrumental Music". Apparently to a full house and unbounded applause. (The play wrongly ascribed to "Norton" by Bosman, 1980)


The Victorian Plays Project, Electronic Catalogue - Volume 93[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.256

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