The Fatal Legacy; A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincolns-Inn Fields.

Publisher: London: Printed for E. Symon, J. Roberts and A. Dodd, 1723.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC N9868.
Condition: First and final leaves a little dust-soiled; very good copy.
Book ID: 27399


8vo, disbound, 79 pages. Half-title present.


A translation and adaptation of Racine's La Thébaide. The anonymous dedication states "This tragedy was writ by a young lady, and entrusted to my management . . . The four first acts are taken chiefly from Racine; but the last is (excepting a few lines) entirely new." The Fatal Legacy had a short run at Lincolns-Inn Fields, with Anthony and Anna Maria Seymour Boheme in starring roles. It is apparently the only publication by Jane Robe, about whom little else is recorded. The attribution to Robe comes from Allardyce Nicoll's A History of English Drama.

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