A White Man

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A Comedy Drama in Four Acts by Edwin Milton Royle, originally entitled The Squaw Man in the USA.

Original play

Originally written as The Squaw Man, it is the story of a White man who marries an Indian maiden.

The play was first produced at Wallack's Theatre by Leibler and Company, New York in 1905, printed in 1906 by them.

Performed with the title A White Man in England, inter alia at The Lyric Theatre, London in 1908.

Translations and adaptations

The play was adapted into a novel called The Squaw Man by Edwin Milton Royle and Julie Opp Faversham, and published by Ardent Media, 1906. Apparently the novel was published in London by Hutchinson, 1908 as A White Man.

Filmed in 1914 by Cecil B. De Mille, a movie which he subsequently remade in 1918 and again 1931. The films too were released as A White Man in England.

Performances in South Africa

19??*: Performed as A White Man by the Leonard Rayne Company in South Africa, with Leonard Rayne, Freda Godfrey, Cecil Kellaway, Margaretha van Hulsteyn and Clarence Bigge.


Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader[1] AbeBooks[2]

Richard Wattenberg. 2011. Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadway. P. 246[3]

Margot Bryant, 1979: pp. 80-81 (photograph), 154

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