The Fire-eater!

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The Fire-eater! is a farce in one act by Charles Selby

Also found as The Fire Eater

The original text

First performed at

Published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy, 1851

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1859: Performed as The Fire Eater by Juvenile Amateurs in Cape Town on 23 June, 1859, along with The Miller of Whetstone, or The Cross-Bow Letter (Wilks) and William Tell; A Telling Tale of an Old Tell Tale (Rossini/Buckingham).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 165.

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