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. she can cure
First performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, on 21 May, 1890 and published by Macmillan and Company in 1894.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1892: Performed in the Vaudeville Theatre, Cape Town, by the visiting Emilie Bevan Comedy Company as part of a three-and-a-half month season of 20 plays which began on 8 August. It is uncertain which text was used in this case.
Richard Foulkes. 1997. Church and Stage in Victorian England. Cambridge University Press: pp.200-201
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