In some sources (e.g. Wikipedia) the main author is given as the composer, Dibden, according to musical custom.
The original text
The play was based on the short story by Miguel de Cervantes called El Celoso extremeño (usually translated into English as The Jealous Husband). The story was published in 1613.
The play made its debut in 1768 at the Drury Lane Theatre in London, England, with Dibdin playing the character "Mungo". It was first published in 1768 by W. Griffin.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1807: Was planned for performance as afterpiece to She Stoops to Conquer (Goldsmith) by the Officers of the Garrison on 29 August, but was replaced by Love à la Mode (Macklin) because all the music could not be obtained.
1808: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Officers of the Garrison on Saturday 16 July, with All the World's a Stage (Jackman), as a Benefit Performance for the Widows and Orphans of the 24th Regiment.
Facsimile text of 1770 edition (with commentary), Google E-book
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