The Miller of Whetstone, or The Cross-bow Letter

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The Miller of Whetstone, or The Cross-bow Letter is a an original comic burletta in one act by Thomas Egerton Wilks (1812-1854)[]

Also found as The Miller of Whetstone, or The Cross Bow Letter, The Miller of Whetstone (or, The Cross Bow Letter) and The Miller of Whetstone, or The Cross-Bow Letter

The original text

Performed in the Princess Theatre , Leeds, 14 November and repeated 7 December, 1853, as an afterpiece to Hamlet. (Billed as: The Miller of Whetstone (or, The Cross Bow Letter)

Performed in the New Strand Theatre, London, on 1 August 1857

Translations and adaptations

Performances in South Africa

1861: Performed in Cape Town by the Juvenile Amateurs, assisted by Annie Rowlands, with The Queer Subject (Coyne) and Chesterfield Thinskin (Maddox)

Sources

Leeds Play Bills, [1]

Allardyce Nicoll. 2009. History of English Drama, 1660-1900, Volume 5, Part 2. Cambridge University Press: pp.99, 623, 662[2]

The Victorian Plays Project, Volume 7[3]

Online Books by Thomas Egerton Wilks, The Online Books Page [4]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 165,


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