The Irish Attorney

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The Irish Attorney, or Galway Practice in 1770 is a farce in two acts by William Bayle Bernard (1807-1875)[1].

Also found as The Irish Attorney, or Galway Practice or simply The Irish Attorney.

The original text

First produced at the Haymarket Theatre, 6 May, 1840 and published in London by both J. Dicks, and Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, [1840?]. Published in the USA by the Chicago Dramatic Club in 1800s (and credited to "Bernard Boyle"). Published in New York by Berford and Co, 1947.

South African performances

1842: Performed as The Irish Attorney by the Garrison Players in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 13 May, with Othello Travestie (Dowling) as the afterpiece. The performers included Mr Wellesley (as "Hawk") and Mr D. M'Donald (as "Pierce O'Hara"). Repeated on the 19th May apparently.


Facsimile version of the 1847 edition by Berford and Co , New York, The Internet Archive[2].

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 393-5.

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