The original text
A play about a fanatical Welsh clergyman named "Judah Llewellyn" who falls in love with a young girl called "Vashti Dethic", who - urged by her father - has persuaded people she can cure them through fasting and faith-healing.
First performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, on 21 May, 1890 and published by Macmillan and Company in 1894.
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Performance history in South Africa
1897: Performed in the Opera House, Cape Town, by the visiting actor Edward Sass and his company, under the management of the Wheeler Company, as part of a season of three plays that opened in January.
Richard Foulkes. 1997. Church and Stage in Victorian England. Cambridge University Press: pp.200-201
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