Gil Blas (play)

Gil Blas is a 1751 comedy play by the British writer Edward Moore.[1] It is based on the novel Gil Blas by French writer Alain-René Lesage.

Gil Blas
Written byEdward Moore
Date premiered2 February 1751
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Drury Lane, London
Original languageEnglish
GenreComedy

The original Drury Lane cast included David Garrick as Gil Blas, Henry Woodward as Don Lewis, John Palmer as Don Felix, John Sowdon as Don Gabriel, Richard Yates as Melchior, Hannah Pritchard as Aurora, Frances Cross as Beatrice and Ann Pitt as Bernarda.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Watson p.557

BibliographyEdit

  • Baines, Paul & Ferarro, Julian & Rogers, Pat. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Watson, George. The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800. Cambridge University Press, 1971.