made an important new circle of friends centred on the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, James Butler, Duke of Ormond
. They included the politician and playwright Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
A Mrs Wiseman who appeared on stage in London around 1700, playing the role of Roxolana in Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery
's The Tragedy of Mustapha, may have been the future playwright.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
Performance of text
oversaw the sumptuous production; Joseph Ashbury
, actor and theatre manager, took the title role. KP
had written the play since her arrival in Dublin the previous year: she had at least one...