The King and the Miller of Mansfield

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The King and the Miller of Mansfield is a play by Robert Dodsley (1703-1764)[1].

The original text

Described as a "dramatic tale" of King Henry II, and was produced at Drury Lane, and received with much applause in 1837. Printed for the author, at Tully's Head, Pall-Mall; and sold by T. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-Noster Row.

Dodsley wrote a sequel, Sir John Cockle at Court, a farce, which appeared in 1738.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1823: First produced in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the English Theatricals on 21 June, as afterpiece to Mrs Inchbald's The Midnight Hour (and possibly The Wedding Day also by Mrs Inchbald).


The King and the Miller of Mansfield in The Internet Archive[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 197

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