Nance Oldfield is a one-act play by "M.A." (Mildred Aldrich, 1853-1928).
The original text
A play about a fictional incident in the real-life actress 18th century actress Anne Oldfield and a young poet who fall in love with her. Based on the story "Art: a dramatic tale" by Charles Reade (1814-1884), Aldrich's play was first performed in 1891 by Ellen Terry, who had purchased the rights outright. The play is often accredited to Charles Reade though, rather than Aldrich, particularly so by Terry, who played in numerous times.
Published in the series Baker's edition of plays by W. H. Baker & co., Boston, in 1894, in this case clearly crediting "M.A." as the author, and stating that it had been "arranged from Charles Reade's story".
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Jeffrey Richards. 2007. Sir Henry Irving: A Victorian Actor and His World A&C Black:p.53 By
Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900 (Volume 5, Late Nineteenth Century) Cambridge University Press:p.396 
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