Rob Roy can refer to the popular novel by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1817, as well as the shortened name for a number of stage dramatizations of the novel from 1818 onwards.
While the authors of the adaptations are not always credited (the play even credited to Scott in some instances), recognized stage versions include:
Rob Roy Macgregor; or, Auld Lang Syne! by Isaac Pocock;
Rob Roy MacGregor by Henry Murray (1818)
Rob Roy, The Gregarach by George Soame (1818)
Roy's Wife, or The Clachan of Aberfoil (Anon, 1825).
Performance history in South Africa
A play called Rob Roy and credited to Scott, was performed often in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the amateur company English Theatricals in the years 1823-24. :on 20 December, with All the World's a Stage (Jackman). It is most likely that this was the widely known and published Pocock version, though it may have been the Murray version, which had been devised in association with Scott.
Translations and adaptations
Facsimile version of the London published text of 1818, Google eBook
Facsimile version of the New York published text of 1818, Google eBook
Frederick Burwick. Playing to the Crowd: London Popular Theatre, 1780-1830 (Palgrave Macmillan, 08 Nov 2011 )
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928: pp. 73-77, 142, 198.
Fletcher, 1994 p. 40
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