A Woman of No Importance

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A Woman of No Importance is a play by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) [1].

Performance history in South Africa

1895: Performed in South Africa by the Annie Baldwin Company, featuring inter alia Annie Baldwin and William Clayton.

1903: Performed on tour in South Africa by a company led by Lewis Waller and his wife Florence West, under the management of the Wheeler Brothers, inter alia appearing at the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town.

1946: Presented by the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society, produced by Leonard Schach in the Little Theatre, December 1946. The cast consisted of Joyce Burch, Barbara Barton Smith, Billie Jones, Dorothy Felbert, Minna Millsten, Ivor Jones, Cecil Jubber, June Neville, Tom Price, Basil Warner. Settings designed by Cecil Pym.

1968: A PACT production at the Alexander Theatre directed by Leonard Schach in July.

1995: A Rhodes University Drama Department in March-April was directed by David Alcock and Stacy Hardy for graduation in March-April 1995, starring David Alcock, Nan Hamilton, Tamara Guhrs, Kay Johnson and others.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.402, 413

South African Opinion, 3(11):21, 30, 1947.

Trek, 11(13):18, 1946.

Inskip, 1977. p 19.

PACT souvenir programme, 1968, announcement of forthcoming productions.

Photograph and other material (1995 production) held by NELM: Photograph collection [Collection: Rhodes University. Drama Department]: 2008. 51. 7. 2. 1.

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