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Title Samson
Author Hamilton, Newburgh  
Date 10 Jan 1743
Licence Application Date 10 Jan 1743
First Performance Date 18 Feb 1743
Document Type Play  
Library/Archive The Huntington Library  
Collection Name John Larpent Plays
Reference LA38
Language English
Document Description An oratorio based on Milton's 'Samson Agonistes'.
Theme Myths, Legends, Folk Tales & Fairy Tales  
Theatre Covent Garden Theatre  
Theatre Manager Rich, John  
Lord Chamberlain FitzRoy, Charles (2nd Duke of Grafton)  
Examiner at time of Licence Application Chetwynd, William  
Deputy Examiner at time of Licence Application Odell, Thomas  
Composer Handel, George Frederic  
(Other) People Milton, John  
Genre Oratorio  
Acts Three  
Printed Edition Printed 1743.
Keywords revival  John Milton  retelling  chorus  song  slavery  myth  death  religion  
Additional Information Manuscript contains some corrections and some slight differences from the printed version.
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