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Title Blue Beard; or, Female Curiosity
Author Colman the Younger, George  
Date 1 Jan 1798
Licence Application Date 1 Jan 1798
First Performance Date 16 Jan 1798
Document Type Play  
Library/Archive The Huntington Library  
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA1191
Language English
Document Description An adaptation of a French folk tale about a wealthy aristocrat who habitually murders his wives.
Theme Myths, Legends, Folk Tales & Fairy Tales  
Theatre Theatre Royal Drury Lane  
Theatre Manager Wroughton, Richard  
Lord Chamberlain Cecil, James (1st Marquess of Salisbury)  
Examiner at time of Licence Application Larpent, John  
Genre Musical Entertainment  Musical  Entertainment  
Acts Two  
Printed Edition Printed 1798.
Keywords music  Gothic  drama  French  folk tale  nobility  marriage  murder  
Additional Information Manuscript dated by Larpent Jan. 2; title changed from Female Curiosity; or, Blue Beard's Marriage. Compared to printed edition, there are a few differences.
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