Not Such a Fool as He Looks
The original text
First performed at the Theatre Royal, Manchester, on 4 December, 1868 and opened in London at the Globe Theatre on 23 October, 1869 with Henry J. Byron in the leading role. It subsequently opened in New York at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in 1871.
Published in Chicago by The Dramatic Publishing Company and in New York by R.M. De Witt, [both ca. 1870]
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1884: Performed as Not Such a Fool as He Looks in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by the Henry Harper and his company as part of a fine season of plays that opened in June, with H.C. Sidney giving an excellent performance as "Sir Simon Simple", according to the memoires of Boonzaier (1923).
1886: Performed, assisted by members 0f the Wheeler Brothers' company, by H.C. Sidney and Alice Norton as part of a their final season of plays put on in the Theatre Royal, Burg Street, Cape Town, before leaving for Australia.
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