Michael Erle, the Maniac Lover, or The Fayre Lass of Lichfield

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Michael Erle, the Maniac Lover, or The Fayre Lass of Lichfield is a romantic drama in two acts by Thomas Egerton Wilks (1812-1854)[1].

Also found with the shorter titles Michael Erle, the Maniac Lover and The Maniac Lover.


The original text

First performed at the Surry Theatre, London, 1839 and the Federal Street Theatre in Boston, 1849. Published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy in 1839 and in New York by Samuel French in 1859.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1865: Performed as Michael Erle, the Maniac Lover by the Valorous Amateurs (amateur players from H.M.S. Valorous) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town on 17 November, with Ben Bolt (Johnstone) and Betsy Baker (Morton).

1877: Performed as The Maniac Lover in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck and company on 17 November, with Catherine Howard (Dumas/Suter).

Sources

http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n82207731/

Facsimile version of Michael Erle, the Maniac Lover, or The Fayre Lass of Lichfield, Thomas Hailes Lacy 1839 edition, Hathi Trust Digital Archive[2].

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012436005

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012436004

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

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