Posted by Stolzi on December 13, 1997 at 12:57:31:
I wondered and wondered about this play as I was reading Mansfield Park>.
Then I discovered that the Oxford Illustrated edition, edited by R.W. Chapman , actually prints the English play (a translation and adaptation by Mrs Inchbald of the German play by Kotzebue) as an appendix! And that it was in my library.
I've now read it and it is extremely interesting, in light of what goes on in the novel. Of course a silly melodrama, but I think Mrs Inchbald did a good job.
The text would be a worthy annex to the Jane Austen pages, if it does not exist there? Does it?
Alternately I could give a brief synopsis, if desired by the lady managers of Pemberley, which might find a place somewhere in the archives?
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