The Pride of Jennico

   Abby Sage Richardson and Grace Livingston Furniss collaborated on this four-act play, based on a novel by Agnes and Egerton Castle, produced by Charles Frohman and directed by Edward E. Rose at the Criterion Theatre, where it opened on 6 March 1900 for 111 performances. James K. Hackett played Basil Jennico, a nobleman living in Bohemia, whose intended, Princess Marie, switches places with her maid to see if Basil will love her as a commoner. The romantic machinations, which include a royal plotter and a gypsy, end with Basil and Princess Marie betrothed. The Pride of Jennico played a return engagement the following fall, for an additional 32 performances and it was made into a motion picture in 1914.

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