The Solicitor

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The Solicitor is a farcical comedy in three acts by J.H. Darnley (fl. 1880-1900)[1].

The original text

The Solicitor was first performed in Liverpool on 5 May, 1890, and at Toole's Theatre, London from 3 July to 7 November of the same year. Published by Samuel French, c1902.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1895: Performed by Edward Sass and his Gaiety Company in the Cape Town Opera House, under the auspices of the Wheeler Brothers, as part of a season of plays that opened on 1 June till late July.


Facsimile version of the original published text of The Solicitor, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

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.401

J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. (Second, revised edition, p. 423). Scarecrow Press, Google E-bookp. 28[3]

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