Sweethearts and Wives

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Sweethearts and Wives is a comedy in three acts by James Kenney (1780-1849)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, July 7th, 1823 and in Philadelphia in 1825.

Published as Lacy's acting edition and French's Standard Drama No LXXVII, later also by M. Douglas in 1849.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1884-5: Performed by the Henry Harper Company in the new Theatre Royal, Cape Town, as part of Henry Harper's first season as lessee and manager of the venue.



Facsimile version of the Samuel French edition, HathiTrust Digital Library[2]

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 1923. (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.325

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