A Silent Woman

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A Silent Woman is a short farce in one act by Thomas Hailes Lacy (1809-1873)[1]

The original text

Written in 1835, the author stating that it was "adaptated from a recollection of Mr. Bayle Bernard’s comedy of The Dumb Belle". First performed on 17 August, 1835 at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London.

F.C.L. Bosman (1980) has the author of the latter play wrongly as "Burnand" (or perhaps his sources had it so).

Translations and adaptations

Performances in South Africa

1868: Performed in the Mutual Hall, Cape Town, by D'Arcy Read and James Leffler, with "Sentimental, Comic and Nigger Songs", two scenes from The Hunchback (Knowles) and The Chevalier, the Apprentice and the Grisette (Anon.).

Sources

Blog by H. Dominic W. Stiles, UCL Ear Institute & Action on Hearing Loss Libraries; UCL Library Serices - 17 December 2015[2]

History of Western Theatre: 17th Century to Now/Complete list of one-act plays in English on the Internet[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 232,

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