" 'Tis She!", or The Maid, the Wife and the Widow

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" 'Tis She!", or The Maid, the Wife and the Widow is a farce in one act by Thomas Egerton Wilks (1812-1854).

Also found as 'Tis She, or Maid, Wife and Widow

The original text

First performed on 6 February, 1838 in the St. James's Theatre, London.

Published in England by Strange, London, and in the USA by Turner and Fisher, in 1838

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed by the Le Roy and Duret theatre company in the Theatre Royal in Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 19 July, as part of "Grand Masonic Bespeak" under the patronage of both the Dutch and English lodges. Billed as 'Tis She, or Maid, Wife and Widowby an unnamed author, it shared the bill with a comic dance by Mr Luin and Harry Burton and the five-act comedy, The Soldier's Daughter (Cherry).


Facsimile version of the 1838 text, Google E-Book[1]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.211-212

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