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 (Pixérécourt).


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

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928[3]: 413-4

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