Love à la Mode

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Love à la Mode is a comic satire in two acts by Charles Macklin (1699–1797)[1]

Also found as Love à-la-Mode and Love a la Mode

The original text

First played: 1759 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. First published: 1779.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1807: Performed in Cape Town on 29 August by the Garrison Players in the African Theatre, as afterpiece to She Stoops to Conquer (Goldsmith), as replacement for the originally planned The Padlock (Bickerstaffe and Dibdin), when they had difficulty they had getting the music for the operetta.

1824: Performed in Cape Town on 10 April by the English Theatricals amateur company in the African Theatre, as afterpiece to Tekeli, or The Siege of Montgatz (Hook).

1853: Performed in Grahamstown on Tuesday 11 October by the Garrison Players in the Theatre Royal, with as afterpiece The Three Clerks (Oxberry).


Facsimile version of the 1806 edition of the text, Google E-book[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 73, 198, 507

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