The Gipsy Earl

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The Gipsy Earl is a play by George R. Sims (1847-1922)[1].

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

1904: Performed as The Gipsy Earl in the Opera House, Cape Town, by the Leonard Rayne company between April and June.


J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. 2nd revised edition. Scarecrow Press: P.389[2]

D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 420.

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