The Snake in the Grass

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The Snake in the Grass is a play by I.R. Taylor (fl mid 1800s).

The original text

Written in 1867, it is perhaps a dramatization of The Snake in the Grass , a serial novel by Pierce Egan the Younger (The London Journal , 8 May 1858 - 27 Nov. 1858, in No. 720).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867-8: Performed by the Le Roy and Duret Company in their 1867-1868 season.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.295

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