The Rifle and How to Use It
The original text
First performed in the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, on 20 September 1859, and published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1860: Performed as The Rifle and How to Use It in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, by the Sefton Parry company on 14 February, under the patronage of the Cape Volunteer Corps. It played as afterpiece to Grist to the Mill, or The Miser of Verdun (Planché).
Facsimile version of the 1859 Lacy edition, Hathitrust Digital Library
Jill Fletcher. 1994. The Story of Theatre in South Africa: A Guide to its History from 1780-1930. Cape Town: Vlaeberg.
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