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The devil to pay, or, The wives metamorphosed : a comic opera in two acts / by Charles Coffey ; revised by Colley Cibber.
- Coffey, Charles, -1745.
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Also known as
Devil to pay. Libretto
London : John Cumberland, [1837?]
33 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm.
Based on Thomas Jevon's The devil of a wife (1686), which was turned into an opera by Coffey and Mottley and later reduced by Theophilus Cibber to one act (here printed as two)--cf. Remarks.
"Printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical by D.--G. [i.e. George Daniel] ... as performed at the Theatres Royal, London ... Embellished with a fine engraving, from a drawing taken in the theatre, by Mr. R. Cruikshank."
Cast for a performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in 1827, on p. .
Copy 1 Note: Original printed wrappers.