Ivanhoe, or The Knight Templar

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Ivanhoe, or The Knight Templar is a stage play by Sir Walter Scott[1] and Charles Farley (1771–1859)[2].

The original text

Based on Scott's original novel Ivanhoe[3], apparently adapted by Scott himself, then staged by Farley at the Theatre Royal at Covent Garden, London on 2 March, 1820, with music by Dr Kitchener. First printed by W. Smith in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1835: Performed by the Private Amateur Company in The African Theatre, Cape Town, with as afterpiece to All at Coventry, or Love and Laugh (Moncrieff).


Facsimile version of the original publication, Google E-book[4]



F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [5]: pp. 206,

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