Who's Who? or The Double Imposture

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Who's Who? or The Double Imposture is a farce by John Poole (1786–1872)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in 1815. Published by Whittingham and Arliss, London, in the same year, with a second edition published in 1816.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1846: Performed on Thursday 20 August, probably by All the World's a Stage, in the Victoria Theatre in Hoop Street, with The Village Lawyer (Macready) as afterpiece and the interlude Fortune's Frolic.

1871: Performed as Who's Who by a regimental "Dramatic Club" (the sources are unclear about the precise name of the company, it was possibly an outflow of - or a company founded in affiliation with - the Cape Town Institute and Club's dramatic company) in the Theatre Royal, Main Barracks, Cape Town, on 6 May, with Slasher and Crasher (Morton) and Sarah's Young Man (Suter).


Facsimile version of the 1816 edition of the text, Google E-book[2]


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: p. 184

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 267

William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.

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