The Innkeeper of Abbeville, or The Ostler and the Robber
The Innkeeper of Abbeville, or The Ostler and the Robber is a drama, in two acts by Edward Fitzball (1792–1873).
F.C.L. Bosman (1928: p. 218) also has the title as The Innkeeper of Abbeville, or The Hostler and the Robber, possibly from his original source.
The original text
The 1831 printed version gives November 27th, 1826 as the first date of performance in the Surrey Theatre, however, according to Clifton (1993: p. 17)) the play was first performed in the Theatre Royal, Norwich in 1820 and transferred to the Surrey Theatre in 1821, this is confirmed by the Wikipedia biography on Fitzball.
The text was printed by J. Dicks (Dicks' Standard Plays, no. 950), London, 182*, by J. Cumberland, London, 1831 and in French's Standard Drama (No 198) by S. French, New York ca. 1860.
Translations and adaptations
South African productions
Facsimile version of the 1860 Samuel French text, HathiTrust Digital Library
Larry Stephen Clifton. 1993. The Terrible Fitzball: The Melodramatist of the Macabre
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