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A Madcap Princess is a comedy opera in three acts with libretto by Harry B. Smith based on the novel When Knightwood Was in Flower by Charles Major and music by Ludwig Engländer produced at the Knickerbocker Theatre, New York on 5 September, 1904 where it lasted for 48 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

MARY TUDOR, Princess of England Lulu Glaser
HENRY VIII, King of England William Pruette
CHARLES BRANDON Bertram Wallis
SIR EDWIN CASKODEN, Master of Dance Donald McLaren
SIR ADAM JUDSON Howard Chambers
WILL SOMERS, the King's Jester Frank Reicher
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM Arthur Barry
CARDINAL WOLSEY Ralph Lewis
DUKE OF LONGUEVILLE, Envoy of France Guy B. Hoffman
CAPTAIN BRADHURST H. Chambers
FARMER BLAKE Herbert Freer
A FRIAR Maurice Sims
LANDLORD OF "THE BOW AND STRING TAVERN" Reginald Barlow
GOODY BLAKE Elsie Thomas
QUEEN KATHERINE Maid Ream Stover
LADY JANE BOLINGBROKE
MISTRESS JANE SEYMOUR
MISTRESS ANNE BOLEYN
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Mary Conwell
Olive Cox
Ethel Wynne
A PAGE Lillian Lipyeat

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Windsor Park, England, on a May-Day Morning in the 16th. Century.

ACT II   -   Princess Mary's Apartment in Bridewell House, London.

ACT III   -   The "Bow and String" Tavern at Bristol.


External Link
Vocal Score at Arizona State University

American Musical Theatre

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