The Chimney Corner

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The Chimney Corner is a domestic drama by Henry Thornton Craven (1818–1905)[1]

Also found as The Chimney Corner, or A True Story

The original text

The Chimney Corner was first performed at the Olympic Theatre, London, on 21 February 1861.

Published in London and New York by Samuel French as Number CCCXLVI of French's Standard Drama (1861?) and in New York also by C.T. De Witt (1861?)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1861: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Sefton Parry and company as The Chimney Corner, or A True Story on 16 September, with the burlesque of Robinson Crusoe, or The King of the Caribbee Islands.

1875: Performed in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck and company as The Chimney Corner on 9 August , with Partridge and Pear Sauce (Anon.) and Aladdin, or The Wonderful Scamp(Byron).


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

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 99, 108, 326, 363-4

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