The Mysterious Husband

The Mysterious Husband is a play by the British writer Richard Cumberland. It is a Domestic drama with a tragic ending, first performed in 1783. Along with several other Cumberland plays it was influenced by the 1768 gothic play The Mysterious Mother by Horace Walpole.[1]

The Mysterious Husband
Written byRichard Cumberland
Date premiered28 January 1783
Place premieredCovent Garden Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish

The original Covent Garden cast included John Henderson as Lord Davenant (a part written for him),[2] William Thomas Lewis as Charles Davenant, Richard Wroughton as Captain Dorner, Richard Yates as Sir Edmund Travers, Elizabeth Satchell as Marianne and Elizabeth Younge as Lady Davenant.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ Frank p.256
  2. ^ Mudford, William (1812). The life of Richard Cumberland, esq. London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones. p. 413.
  3. ^ Hogan p.588

Bibliography Edit

  • Frank, Frederick S (ed.). The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother. Broadview Press, 2003.
  • Hogan, C.B (ed.) The London Stage, 1660-1800: Volume V. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
  • Nicoll, Allardyce. A History of English Drama 1660-1900. Volume III: Late Eighteenth Century Drama. Cambridge University Press, 1952.