The Rose of Arragon

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The Rose of Arragon is a verse play in five acts by James Sheridan Knowles (1784 - 1862)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on 4 June, 1842. Published by Edward Moxon in 1842.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1850 Performed by the Garrison Amateur Players, led by Captain Hall, on 31 July , with A Practical Man (Bernard - wrongly announced as The Practical Man).

1850: Repeated by the Garrison Amateur Players on 9 August with Shocking Events (Buckstone) as afterpiece.


Facsimile of the 1842 edition of the play, The Internet Archive[2]

The Athenaeum No 763, Saturday, 11 June 1842[3]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 399,

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