A Woman of Impulse

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There appear to be two plays by this name:

A Woman of Impulse by Victor Widnell (1902)

A Woman of Impulse by Victor Widnell ()[], is variously described as an "intense drama" and a "comedy-drama" and was first produced in Liverpool on March 24 , 1902[1] . Performed in Australia circa 1912.[2]

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A Woman of Impulse by Louis K. Anspacher (1909)

A Woman of Impulse by Louis K. Anspacher (1878-1947)[3], opened at the Herald Square Theatre, on Broadway in New York Theatre on 1 March, 1909[4].

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There were two silent films called A Woman of Impulse, the one seemingly a Danish production by Nordisk Film Kompagni [5], released in the USA in January 1915.

The other is an American film, directed by Edward José and written by Eve Unsell, based upon the play of the same name by Louis K. Anspacher.[6]

Performance history in South Africa (all versions)

1910: A Woman of Impulse performed as part of a season of plays taken on a national tour by the De Jong-Black Company, appearing in Cape Town towards the end of the year. The play ascribed to Victor Widnell by F.C.L. Bosman (1980) and referred to as a "comedy".







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: p.434

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