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'''See Two Bonnycastles by J.M. Morton.'''  
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''[[The Two Bonnycastles]]'' is a farce in one act by J.M. Morton (1811-1891)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maddison_Morton].
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The title has on occasion (wrongly) been listed in sources simply as ''[[Two Bonnycastles]]''.
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== The original text ==
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First performed in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Tuesday 11 November, 1851. Published by [[T.H. Lacy]], 1851 and in New York by [[Samuel French]] as no XLIV of The Minor Drama in 185?.
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== Performance history in South Africa ==
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1854: Performed in Cape Town in late July by the [[Garrison Players|Amateur Company]] (aided by the Officers of the Garrison) in the [[Garrison Theatre]]. Also performed were ''[[Charles XII; or, the Siege of Stralsund |Charles the Twelfth]]'' (Planché),  ''[[A Peculiar Position]]'' (author unnamed, but it was in actual fact a translation from Scribe and Bayard by Planché).
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1854: The July performances were repeated on Friday, 18 August,  with the addition of ''[[The Honey Moon|The Honeymoon]]'' (Tobin).
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1868: Performed in Cape Town by the [[Lanarkshire Dramatic Club]] (amateur players from the [[99th Regiment]]) in the [[Garrison Theatre]], Cape Town, on  20 May, with ''[[Slasher & Crasher]]'' (Morton).  
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1868: Repeated by the [[Lanarkshire Dramatic Club]] in the [[Garrison Theatre]], Cape Town, on  26 June, this time with ''[[A Phenomenon in a Smock-Frock]]'' (Brough), a dance by [[Lieutenant Moir]] and a song ("Sarah's Sunday Out") by [[C. Hayes]].
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==Translations and adaptations==
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== Sources ==
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maddison_Morton
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http://books.google.co.za/books/about/Two_Bonnycastles.html?id=Uvs7AQAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y
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Facsimile version of the Samuel French edition, [[The Internet Archive]][https://archive.org/details/twobonnycastlesf00mort/page/n3]
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[[F.C.L. Bosman]], 1928. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855''. Pretoria: [[J.H. de Bussy]]. [http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/bosm012dram01_01/]: pp.  408
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[[F.C.L. Bosman]]. 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp. 262
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Latest revision as of 03:49, 24 January 2019

The Two Bonnycastles is a farce in one act by J.M. Morton (1811-1891)[1].

The title has on occasion (wrongly) been listed in sources simply as Two Bonnycastles.

The original text

First performed in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Tuesday 11 November, 1851. Published by T.H. Lacy, 1851 and in New York by Samuel French as no XLIV of The Minor Drama in 185?.


Performance history in South Africa

1854: Performed in Cape Town in late July by the Amateur Company (aided by the Officers of the Garrison) in the Garrison Theatre. Also performed were Charles the Twelfth (Planché), A Peculiar Position (author unnamed, but it was in actual fact a translation from Scribe and Bayard by Planché).

1854: The July performances were repeated on Friday, 18 August, with the addition of The Honeymoon (Tobin).

1868: Performed in Cape Town by the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club (amateur players from the 99th Regiment) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 20 May, with Slasher & Crasher (Morton).

1868: Repeated by the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 26 June, this time with A Phenomenon in a Smock-Frock (Brough), a dance by Lieutenant Moir and a song ("Sarah's Sunday Out") by C. Hayes.

Translations and adaptations

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maddison_Morton

http://books.google.co.za/books/about/Two_Bonnycastles.html?id=Uvs7AQAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y

Facsimile version of the Samuel French edition, The Internet Archive[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 408

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 262

Go to ESAT Bibliography

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Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

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