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''[[Tiridate, ou Comédie et Tragédie]]'' is a French play by Narcisse Fournier (1803-1880)[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcisse_Fournier]
#REDIRECT [[Tiridate, ou Comédie et Tragédie]]
''Also found as '''''[[Tiridate]]'''''
==The original text==
The play tells of a fictional incident in life of the 18th century British actress Anne Oldfield (1783-1830)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Oldfield] and a young poet who falls in love with her.
''[[Tiridate, ou Comédie et Tragédie]]'', comédie-vaudeville en 1 acte, Paris, Théâtre du Gymnase-Dramatique, 15 avril 1841
==Translations and adaptations==
Charles Reade adapted Narcisse's play as a short story called "Art: a dramatic tale" and published it in ''Bentley's Miscellany'' (December 1853). He then adapted his own story as a one act play called ''[[Art]]'' in 1855.
Reade later revived his play as ''[[An Actress of Daylight]]'' for the actress Mrs John Wood, and did so again in 1883 for the actress [[Geneviève Ward]] - now calling the play ''[[Nance Oldfield]]''. The first production by Ward was a failure at the time, but the play would become a standard work in her repertoire over the years.
In 1891 Ellen Terry purchased the rights to Reade's play, performing the leading role numerous times, also under the title ''[[Nance Oldfield]]''. 
In 1894 W. H. Baker & co., Boston, published an American version of the play, a one-act play likewise called ''[[Nance Oldfield]]'' but credited to "M.A." (Mildred Aldrich, 1853-1928)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Aldrich], in the series ''Baker's edition of plays''.  The text clearly credits "M.A." as the author, but states that it had been "arranged from Charles Reade's story".
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1891-2: Performed by the [[Geneviève Ward Company]] during a nine months' tour of South Africa, under the auspices of [[Luscombe Searelle]], featuring  [[Geneviève Ward]] and [[W.H. Vernon]] in the leading roles.
== Sources ==
"Anne Oldfield" in [[Wikipedia]][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Oldfield]
Facsimile version of the 1894 edition of the text by Baker, [[Hathi Trust Digital Library]][https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hxdikb&view=1up&seq=7]
Jeffrey Richards. 2007. ''Sir Henry Irving: A Victorian Actor and His World'' A&C Black:p.53[https://books.google.co.za/books?id=22Xp03gBd-MC&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=Nance+Oldfield+is+a+one-act+play+by+Charles+Reade&source=bl&ots=90nKF_ne9N&sig=ACfU3U0zXMqHOD0QfJoSk2jHGS4IFsBOrw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRgJKW69_pAhVYUhUIHRzcC4gQ6AEwA3oECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=Nance%20Oldfield%20is%20a%20one-act%20play%20by%20Charles%20Reade&f=false]
Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. ''A History of English Drama 1660-1900'' (Volume 5, Late Nineteenth Century) Cambridge University Press:p.396  [https://books.google.co.za/books?id=u9s8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA396&lpg=PA396&dq=Mammon+a+play+by+Grundy&source=bl&ots=j0f4wiN9ox&sig=ACfU3U0NMzmTpAhxRdd8J6Z43QY6-XQ2GA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiL1_f3yN3pAhXTShUIHVCdDmgQ6AEwDXoECAQQAQ#v=onepage&q=Mammon%20a%20play%20by%20Grundy&f=false]
J.P. Wearing. 2013. ''The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel''. (Second, revised edition, p.215[https://books.google.co.za/books?id=nF8pAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA215&lpg=PA215&dq=A+play+about+Anne+Oldfield+by+Narcisse+Fournier&source=bl&ots=hfnSR5Ph8E&sig=ACfU3U13p0J3jC1nQM3cTLJ0ESKf9-kh2g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj3w4bqqODpAhXNXRUIHY25COIQ6AEwBXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=A%20play%20about%20Anne%20Oldfield%20by%20Narcisse%20Fournier&f=false]
[[D.C. Boonzaier]], 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage",  in ''SA Review'', 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in [[F.C.L. Bosman|Bosman]] 1980: pp. 374-439.)
[[F.C.L. Bosman]]. 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp.203-205
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
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