The original text
A popular work, it was first performed on April 19, 1797 and in 1805 and 1829 played at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane . Also popular in the USA.
It was first published in London by GG and J Robinson (1897) , and among the many following editions are Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, (1806), in Philadelphia by T. H. Palmer, (1822), and in an annotated version by John Cumberland, London, (1829).
Performance history in South Africa
Facsimile of the Cumberland edition of The Will by Frederic Reynolds, Google E-book
Facsimile oversion of Ashley H. Thorndike English Comedy, Rowman & Littlefield, 01 Jan. 1975: p. 616. Google E-book
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays
Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays
Return to PLAYS III: Collections
Return to South African Festivals and Competitions
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page