At the Barn
The original text
Called "an idyll in three acts", it was first performed by Marie Tempest at the Prince of Wales theatre, London (1911 – 1912) and the Prince’s Theatre, Bristol (1912 – 1913). First performed in the USA at the Artef Comedy Theatre, New York from November 30 into December, 1914.
The text was published in London and New York by Samuel French in 1912.
Translations and adaptations
Performed in Italian in Milan under the title Mollie, where Puccini apparently saw it in September 1913 and acquired the rights to the play with the idea of extracting a libretto for an opera from it. However, nothing came of the idea.
Performance history in South Africa
Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Pamphlets, leaflets, contributions to newspapers or periodicals, etc.; lectures, sermons, addresses for oral delivery; dramatic compositions; maps; motion pictures, Volume 9, Issue 1, Google E-book
"At the Barn keysheets" (Performance photographs of At the barn, a play in three acts by Anthony Wharton, produced at the Comedy Theatre, New York, N.Y., Nov. 30, 1914), The New York Public Library Digital Collections
Julian Budden. 2005. Puccini: His Life and Works, Oxford University Press: p. 342
Vincent Seligman. 2013. Puccini Among Friends, Read Books Ltd.
New Zealand Herald, 16 October 1915
NZ Truth, 7 October 1916
Rand Daily Mail, 10 June 1919
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