The Tragedy of Jane Shore

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The Tragedy of Jane Shore is a five act play by Nicholas Rowe (1674 –1718)[1].

The original text

A play , "(W)ritten in Imitation of Shakespear's Style", first played at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with Mrs Oldfield in the title role, in February of 1714. Published by Bernard Lintott, London, 1714.

South African performances

1831: Performed under the title Jane Shore, or The Unfortunate Favourite on 16 April by All the World's a Stage in the Roeland Street Theatre, with as afterpiece The Irish Tutor, or New Lights (Glengall).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: p. 215,

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