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Title The Village Lawyer
Author Macready, William
Date 22 Aug 1787
Licence Application Date 22 Aug 1787
First Performance Date 28 Aug 1787
Document Type Play
Library/Archive The Huntington Library
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA784
Language English
Document Description Manuscript copy of a play that had already been performed in France and in many provincial theatres. A rural tale of family and romantic drama.
Theme Courtship, Family & Domestic Life
Theatre The Little Theatre (or Theatre Royal), Haymarket
Theatre Manager Colman the Elder, George
Lord Chamberlain Cecil, James (1st Marquess of Salisbury)
Examiner at time of Licence Application Larpent, John
Genre Farce
Acts Two
Keywords rural life, law, marriage, family, death
Additional Information Compared to the third edition printed 1795 there are detailed differences in dialogue and arrangement of scenes throughout. (John Phillip Kemble has written on the title-page of this edition: This Piece was not written by Mr. Macready. This is a surreptitious Edition.)
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