Dr Wake's Patient
Dr Wake's Patient is a comedy in four acts by William Gayer Mackay (??-1920) and Robert Ord (fl. 1900).
Some versions give the names of the authors as "Gayer Mackay, Robert Ord William" and F.C.L. Bosman (1980:p. 432) has "W.J. Mackay and 'R. Ord' ". In a later edition by Forgotten Books (2016), the play is ascribed to Mackay alone, but all other reprint versions have the authorship as given above.
The original text
A romantic comedy about a farmer's son who has become a doctor, and falls in love with one of his patients who comes from a wealthy aristocratic background.
First produced by Otho Stuart at the Adelphi Theatre, London on 5 September, 1906.
Published in 1909 by Samuel French, ltd.
Translations and adaptations
Filmed by G.B. Samuelson Productions in 1916, directed by Fred Paul, with a scenario by Harry Engholm.
Performance history in South Africa
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