The Beggar's Petition, or A Father's Love and A Mother's Care

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The Beggar's Petition, or A Father's Love and A Mother's Care is a play in three acts by George Dibdin Pitt (1799-1855)[1]

The original text

First performed at the City Theatre, Monday, October 8th, 1841, under the management of Cockerton and Shepard.

Published as Vol LXXXVII by Thomas Hailes Lacy (probably 1869), as issue 514 of Dicks' Standard Plays by John Dicks, London (1884), and as Issue 1294 of French's Acting Editions (ca. 1900).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1877: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck and company on 3 November.

1877: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck and company on 6 November, with Whitebait at Greenwich (Morton).

Sources

https://openlibrary.org/works/OL11423371W/The_beggar%27s_petition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dibdin_Pitt

http://data.bnf.fr/16213032/george_dibdin_pitt/

https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/6489669

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 362.


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