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Modern Theatre in Context: A Critical Timeline

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W.P. Wood's melodrama Minnie Trail; or, The Women of Wentworth, set in Wentworth County, Ontario, is published in Hamilton by the Evening Times Office as "A Tragedy in Three Acts." Minnie is lured away from her husband Mungo by fraudulent letters, implying he is unfaithful, sent by Ned Grailing who seeks revenge on Mungo. Minnie returns but in remorse stabs herself. Mungo kills Grailing. As she is dying, Minnie is reconciled with Mungo.

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