Ivanhoe, or The Jewess of York

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Ivanhoe, or The Jewess of York is called a "Chivalric Play in Three Acts" and is by W. T. Moncrieff (1794-1857)[1], with music by Hughes.

The original text

Based on the popular novel Ivanhoe[2] by Sir Walter Scott[3], this stage adaptation was first produced on 24 January 1820 at the Coburg Theatre, London, and published in the same year.

It was one of several plays that were quickly created shortly after the publication of Scott's popular novel in 1819. Moncrieff's play appears under a number of names in various publications, including:

Ivanhoe! or, The Jewess; Ivanhoe; or, The Jewess; and Ivanhoe, or, The Jew of York and the title under which it first appeared in South Africa: Ivanhoe, or The Jewess of York

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1824: Produced on 17 June by the English Theatricals in the African Theatre, Cape Town as Ivanhoe, or The Jewess of York , with Who's the Dupe? (Cowley) as afterpiece.





F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 199

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