The First Gentleman

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The First Gentleman is a play in two acts by English playwright Norman Ginsbury (1903-1991). The Prince Regent is anxious for his daughter to marry a man of his choosing - but she marries the man she loves - an impoverished prince. Later she dies in child birth.

The play was first staged in London in 1945, starring Robert Morley as the Prince Regent and Wendy Hiller as Princess Charlotte.

The original text

Published by Hammond, Hammond & Co., Ltd, 1946.

Translations and adaptations

A 1948 British historical drama film was based on the play, also released as Affairs of a Rogue.

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the Repertory Theatre Society later known as the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society , January 1952.


Wikipedia [1].

Doollee: the Playwrights Database [2].

NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 61.

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