The Fashionable Lover

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The Fashionable Lover is an English comedy by Richard Cumberland (1732 – 1811)[1].

The original text

A sentimental comedy about the adventures of a young ward fleeing the attentions of a villainous lord, it was first performed at the Drury Lane Theatre, London in January 1772, and published by W.Griffin in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1827: Performed in English by Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense on 12 June, with a farce billed as Botheration, or Ten Years' Blunder (Oulton).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 298

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