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|The Count of Narbonne
Written by Robbin
(1/24/2006 1:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I kept making comparisons to Hamlet, penned by Kelley B
I am reading from a Penguin Classics edition with an introduction by Michael Gamer and he says an adaptation of TCoO was made for the stage by Robert Jephson called The Count of Narbonne (1781). It was very successful, performed twenty-one times during its initial run and was the hit of the 1781-2 theatrical season and held the stage for the next two decades. He also says HW contributed many house of his time (working on it somehow, I assume writing) hoping for success. I think this must have been something to see. It may actually be a more frightening on a moodily lit stage. Does anyone know if JA ever saw this? :D
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