A Tour Around the World

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A Tour Around the World was the title of a touring panorama presented in South Africa by a Mrs Thompson (fl 1870s).

The original text

A Tour Around the World was one of six such presentations on offer in South Africa in the period and included scenes from the American Civil War, as seen from the perspective of the South.

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Performance history in South Africa

1874-5: A Tour Around the World was presented in Cape Town from October 1874 to the beginning of January, 1875, and apparently met with great success. Possibly the marketing strategies of the producer (inter alia free gifts for attending, including live poultry for Christmas) contributed to this.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.319

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