The Magic Key

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The Magic Key is described as a three act "Spanish Fairy Operetta" by composer W. Smyth Cooper

The title also appears as The Magic Key, or The Key to the Human Heart in some sources.

The original text

Based on the tale of Robin Hood and Maid Marion, it was published in 1911 by J. Curwen & sons, ltd., London, England.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1921: Produced by Muriel Alexander at the Palladium Theatre, Johannesburg, in aid of the Transvaal Children’s Hospital. Music was by David Foote and the performers included Billy Matthews as Robin Hood and Anne Immink as Maid Marion.


Bibliographic information, The Magic Key: A Spanish Fairy Operetta in Three Acts, Google Books[1]

Lionel Carson. 1921. The Stage Year Book. Stage Offices, p. 205[2]

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911. Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 3, Volume 6: p.1254[3]

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