My Pretty Maid
The original text
The play tells of "Robert Fanshawe", a meek schoolmaster, and his daughter, who is courted by two lovers who may, or may not, help her father's school. It premiered at Terry's Theatre, The Strand, London, in 1902, with Terry in the role of the schoolmaster. There exists a widely held poster of Terry in this role.
For some reason the piece is wrongly ascribed to W.S. Gilbert (1836–1911) by Bosman (1980, p. 414), and described as an extravaganza - however no theatrical work by this title is to be found among lists of Gilbert's works.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. (Second, revised edition, p. 95). Scarecrow Press, Google E-book
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