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''[[The Lottery Ticket and The Lawyer's Clerk]]'' is a farce in one act by Samuel Beazley (1786–1851)[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beazley], with attribution to Jean Baptiste Radet (1752-1830)[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Radet]and Louis-Benoît Picard (1769-1828)[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis-Beno%C3%AEt_Picard].
#REDIRECT [[La Maison en Loterie]]
(For instance a version published in New York and Philadelphia by Turner and  Fisher [ca. 1830], is listed in the [[HathiTrust Digital Library]]  as by Beazley as well as both French authors.)[https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011207781]
The shortened title, '''''[[The Lottery Ticket]]''''',  is often found.
== The original text ==
An adaptation of ''[[La Maison en Loterie]]'', a one act comedy by Radet and Picard. First performed on 8 December, 1817, in the  Théâtre Royal de l'Odéon, Paris. Picard and Radet are often mentioned, singly or together, as additional authors of the English text.
The Beazley version was first Performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in December 1826. First published as ''[[The Lottery Ticket and The Lawyer's Clerk]]'', with no author mentioned, by C. Chapple in 1827.
==Translations and adaptations==
There is also a later one act farce, entitled ''[[The Lottery Ticket, or The Lawyers's Clerk]]'' , credited to John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879), and published by Samuel French (No CXXXVII in the series The Minor Drama, 1880). It '''may''' possibly have been an adaptation by Buckstone of Beazley's original, but it is more likely that this was simply a wrong attribution by the publishers, since no play by this name appears in any list of Buckstone's many works. The Harvard Library catalogue entry[http://id.lib.harvard.edu/aleph/002662175/catalog] on the Samuel French text addresses this anomaly as follows: "'''Attribution''':  by J.B. Buckstone. ...  '''Author / Creator''': Beazley, Samuel, 1786-1851...Acting copy. An adaptation of ''La maison en loterie'' by Picard and Radet. Wrongly attributed to John Baldwin Buckstone."
(See also Hathi Trust Digital Library catalogue entry[https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012435957] and Caliban Book Shop website[http://www.calibanbooks.com/pages/books/C000026164/j-b-buckstone/the-lottery-ticket-or-the-lawyers-clerk-a-farce-in-one-act-the-minor-drama-no-cxxxvii#sthash.L3CpamDD.dpuf])
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1846: First performed as ''[[The Lottery Ticket, or the Lawyer's Clerk]]'' in Cape Town by the [[All the World's a Stage]] on Friday, 4 September, with ''[[The Brigand]]'' (Planché) and ''[[The Original]]'' (Morton).
1855: Performed in Cape Town on Thursday 26 July 1855 by [[Sefton Parry]] as part of his farewell performance, alongside ''[[A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock]]'' (Brough) and ''[[Buried Alive, or The Visit to Japan]]'' (M'Pherson).
== Sources ==
Library of Congress Internet Archive[http://archive.org/details/lotteryticketlaw00beaz]
[[F.C.L. Bosman]], 1928. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855''. Pretoria: [[J.H. de Bussy]]. [http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/bosm012dram01_01/]: pp. 415, 433
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
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