The Silent System

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The Silent System is a farce in one act by Thomas J. Williams (1824-1874)[1].

The original text

First performed in London at the Strand Theatre on 3 July 1862. Published by T.H. Lacy.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1868: Performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company on 13 January in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, with The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare) and a dance by Miss Clara.

1870: Performed as The Silent System in the Institute Assembly Hall, Cape Town, by The Young Men's Institute and Club Dramatic Company on 24 May, with Living Too Fast (Troughton).


Thomas J. Williams publications, The Online Books Page[2].

Allardyce Nicoll. , 2009. History of English Drama, 1660-1900, Volume 5, Part 2. Cambridge University Press[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.

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