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Title Too Curious by Half; or, Marplot in Spain
Author Planché, James Robinson  
Date 5 Aug 1823
Licence Application Date 5 Aug 1823
First Performance Date 27 Aug 1823
Document Type Play  
Library/Archive The Huntington Library  
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA2362
Language English
Document Description An alteration of the Busy Body, an eighteenth century play written by Susannah Centlivre. Features protagonist, Marplot, who always gets in the way of others.
Theme Courtship, Family & Domestic Life  
Theatre Lyceum Theatre  
Theatre Manager Arnold, Samuel James  
Lord Chamberlain Graham, James (3rd Duke of Montrose)  
Examiner at time of Licence Application Larpent, John  
Genre Musical Drama  
Acts Two  
Keywords drama  family  noblemen  Spanish  
Additional Information Mauscript. The title-page states: "Altered from Mrs. Centlivre by J. R. P. London. 1823." The year, on the title-page and at beginning of Act II, has been altered from 1822 to 1823 and several passages deleted. See LA 2256, another version of this play, without the songs.
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