The Astrologer (play)

The Astrologer is a 1744 comedy play by James Ralph.[1]

The Astrologer
Written byJames Ralph
Date premiered3 April 1744
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Drury Lane
Original languageEnglish

The original Drury Lane cast included William Mills as Stargaze, Richard Yates as Motley, William Havard as Young Whimsey, William Giffard as Young Detrell, Edward Berry as Siftem, Peg Woffington as Laetitia and Anna Marcella Giffard as Clara. The epilogue was written and spoken by David Garrick.


  1. ^ Nicoll p.350


  • Nicoll, Allardyce. A History of Early Eighteenth Century Drama: 1700-1750. CUP Archive, 1927.