The King's Rival, or The Court and the Stage
The original text
First performed the Theatre Royal St James, London, as The King's Rival on 4 October, 1854 and published under this title by R. Bentley, London, in 1854. Performed in New York as The King's Rival, or The Court and the Stage and published under that title by Samuel French in French's Acting Drama no CXXIV.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1867: A play listed by Bosman (1980: p. 231) as The World and the Stage (and billed as "Tom Taylor's Great Play") was performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Theatre Royal, Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 18 and 21 November with Brough's burlesque version of Euripides's Medea and a dance ("Pas de Fleurs") by Miss Clara. As play by this title has been found for Tom Taylor, it seems highly likely that the text used was in fact The Court and The Stage.
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