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The Mourning Bride (1697) composed by William Congreve
The Mourning Bride (Play)
The Mourning Bride is a tragedy written by British playwright William Congreve. It premiered in 1697 at Betterton's Co., Lincoln's Inn Fields. The play centers on Zara, a queen held captive by Manuel, King of Granada, and a web of love and deception which results in the mistaken murder of Manuel who is in disguise, and Zara's also mistaken suicide in response.
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January 19, 2003
Paraphrased with the line, "Music soothes the savage breast."