Fazio, or The Italian Wife

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Fazio, or The Italian Wife is a tragedy, in five acts, by Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868)[].

Also found as The Italian Wife and Fazio, or The Italian Wife's Revenge.

The original text

First performed as The Italian Wife at the Surrey Theatre, seemingly without the author's permission, followed by performances in Bath and at Covent Garden, London.

Performed at the Park Theatre, New York in 1832, with Fanny Kemble in the lead.

Published in New York in 1847 by Berford and Company.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as Lucretia Borgia by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 19 March.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.202-204,

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