The Gipsy Earl
Also found as The Gypsy Earl.
The original text
A melodrama about a gipsy who finds that he is the inheritor of an Earldom, but gives his title to his evil younger brother to remain with the band of gypsies, where he meets a girl of aristocratic birth and they fall in love - though the path to happiness is strewn with trouble of course.
The play was first performed to acclaim at the Adeplphi Theatre, London, on 31 Agust 1898 and playing till 10 December of the same year.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. 2nd revised edition. Scarecrow Press: P.389
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