The Young Widow, or A Lesson for Lovers

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The Young Widow, or A Lesson for Lovers is a comic piece in one act by Thomas G. Rodwell (17*?-1825)[1]

More often found simply as The Young Widow.

The original text

First performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London in 1 November, 1824 and the Park Theatre, New York, in 1855.

Published in London inter alia by Dick's and by Thomas Hailes Lacy (as Volume 22 of Lacy's acting edition, 1824), and in New York by E.M. Murden (1825) and Samuel French (1850).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1868: Performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Oddfellows' New Hall, Cape Town, on 4 May, with The Young Widow (Rodwell).


Facsimile version of the 1825 edition by Murden, Google E-book[2]

Facsimile version of the Samuel French edition of 1850, The Internet Archive[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.233

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