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Title The Charity Boy
Author Cross, James C  
Date 2 Aug 1796
Licence Application Date 2 Aug 1796
Document Type Play  
Library/Archive The Huntington Library  
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA1139
Language English
Document Description A musical drama featuring protagonist Will Circle and his courtship of Fanny, who he hopes to marry.
Theme Courtship, Family & Domestic Life  
Theatre The Little Theatre (or Theatre Royal), Haymarket  
Theatre Manager Colman the Younger, George  
Lord Chamberlain Cecil, James (1st Marquess of Salisbury)  
Examiner at time of Licence Application Larpent, John  
Actor Bannister, Mr  Suett, Mr  Davies, Mr  Harlowe, Mrs  Leak, Miss  
Genre Musical Drama  
Acts Two  
Keywords music  marriage  courtship  love  family  credit  
Additional Information Apparently not performed. Manuscript dated by Larpent Aug. 2 and contains numerous cancellations and a cast list. In Biographia Dramatica, John Payne Collier said that "it was first licensed for the Haymarket on Aug. 2. 1796 but whether it was played or not does not appear. It was afterwards brought forward at Drury Lane in Nov. 1796 with some alterations." See LA 1142.
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