The Captain's not A-miss

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The Captain's not A-miss is a farce in one act by Thomas Egerton Wilks (1812-1854)[1]

Also found as Captain's not A-Miss, The Captain's not a Miss and so on.

The original text

First performed in the English Opera House, London, on 18 April, 1836 ; Laura Keene's Theatre New York in 1858.

Published in London by John Duncombe Vol xxi, Dicks Vol 914, and Thomas Hailes Lacy Vol xxix in 1836 and by Samuel French, [The Minor Drama, no CLIX, 1858?] in New York.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: Performed as The Captain's not a Miss by the Disney Roebuck company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 24 July, with The Marble Heart


Transcript of the Lacy text, Victorian[2]

The Online Books Page, Online Books by Thomas Egerton Wilks[3]

Facsimile version of the Samuel French text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[4]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 341, 369, 370

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