Command performance of Florizel and Perdita

cartoon of Florizel and PerditatOn 3 December 1779, Mary Robinson acted in a command performance of Florizel and Perdita. At this performance of David Garrick’s adaptation of The Winter’s Tale, the Prince of Wales (later George IV) became infatuated with Mary Robinson and initiated a sexual and political scandal. Image: Florizel and Perdita, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Edition. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Ellen Malenas Ledoux, “Florizel and Perdita Affair, 1779-80″

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Dec 1779

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