The Rosebud of Stinging-nettle Farm, or the Villainous Squire and the Virtuous Villager

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The Rosebud of Stinging-nettle Farm, or the Villainous Squire and the Virtuous Villager is a one-act play by Henry James Byron (1835-1884)[1]

Also found as The Rosebud of Stingingnettle Farm, or the Villainous Squire and the Virtuous Villager or simply The Rosebud of Stinging-nettle Farm.

The original text

First performed at the Crystal Palace, 1862 and the Adelphi Theatre London on 9 September 1863. Published by Samuel French in 1862.

Translations and adaptations

Adapted and performed as a "grand ballet divertissement" called The Belle of the Village by an anonymous author in 1865.

Performance history in South Africa

1865: Performed as The Belle of the Village in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 4 December by the Ray and Cooper company, with The Lonely Man of the Ocean

Sources

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosebud-Stingingnettle-Villanous-virtuous-villager/dp/124117959X

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

Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900, Cambridge University Press[2]

https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/5560138

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 192

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