Merope: A Tragedy. Acted at the Theatre-Royal In Drury-Lane by His Majesty’s Servants
London : Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-Street, in the Strand. 1749. First Edition
8vo, A-E8, [viii], 72 pp, title and last leaf slightly dust-soiled, uncut, disbound.
Hill, a writer and energetic entrepreneur who was, for a time, stage manager at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, then director of opera at the Queen’s Theatre, Haymarket, died on 8 February 1750, the day before a benefit performance of Merope commanded by the prince of Wales. The play is an adaption from Voltaire.
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