The Queer Subject

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The Queer Subject is one-act farce by Joseph Stirling Coyne[1] (1803-1868)

The original text

A farce about grave robbing, written in response to the Anatomy Act of 1832. First performed at the Theatre Royal, Adelphi, November 1836; Publication Date: 1836

Translations and adaptations

Performances in South Africa

1845: Performed in the Roeland Street Theatre, Cape Town on 17 July by All the World's a Stage, as afterpiece to The Wandering Boys, or The Castle of Olival (Pixérécourt).

1861: Performed in Cape Town by the Juvenile Amateurs, assisted by Annie Rowlands, with Chesterfield Thinskin (Maddox) and The Miller of Whetstone, or The Cross Bow Letter (Wilks)

Sources

http://antiques.gift/the-queer-subject-a-farce-in-one-act_9577484.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stirling_Coyne

Celeste Louise Pottier, 2008. Bodies as Texts, Texts as Bodies: Corpses in Nineteenth-century British Literature[2]: p. 50.

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 413-4

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