The Young Widow, or A Lesson for Lovers is a comic piece in one act by Thomas G. Rodwell (17*?-1825)
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
Facsimile version of the Samuel French edition of 1850, The Internet Archive
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.233
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays
Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays
Return to PLAYS III: Collections
Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances
Return to South African Festivals and Competitions
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page