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Title The Whim
Author Eglantine, Lady Wallace  
Date 1795
First Performance Date 1795
Document Type Address  Play  
Library/Archive The Huntington Library  
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA1104
Language English
Document Description An aristocrat reads about the Roman feast of Saturnalia and decides on a whime that for one day his family will change places with their servants.
Theme Royalty & Aristocracy  
Theatre Margate Theatre  
Lord Chamberlain Cecil, James (1st Marquess of Salisbury)  
Examiner at time of Licence Application Larpent, John  
Genre Comedy  
Acts Three  
Keywords comedy  Roman  aristocrat  servant  class  
Additional Information [Published after licence had been refused.] Printed copy, Margate, 1795. Contains an address to the public, upon the "arbitrary and unjust Aspersion of the Licenser against its political sentiments." Passages in the address underscored in the manuscript. See LA 1093.
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