Love's Sacrifice, or The Rival Merchants

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Love's Sacrifice, or The Rival Merchants is a play in five acts by George William Lovell (1804–1878)[1].

The original text

First performed in London at Covent Garden on 12 September, 1842, under Charles Kemble's management, and at the Bowery Theatre, New York in 1843.

Published in New York by W. Taylor, 1847 (as No XII of the Modern Standard Drama series).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: Performed by the Disney Roebuck Company in the Theatre Royal, Burg Street, Cape Town, on 19 and 21 July.


Facsimile version of the 1847 American text, Google E-book[2],_George_William_(DNB00)

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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