Bell, The

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Bells, The A one-act play by Leopold Lewis (1828-1890). First performed at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on November 25, 1871, starring Sir Henry Irving as Mathias. Notable in South Africa for being a play involved in the launching of the South African theatrical careers of two notable businessmen, Barney Barnato (who played "Matthias" in the Kimberley production) and that other pugilist-actor Harry Stodel, whose name first appears in its programme at Rowley's Music Hall, Johannesburg August 1890.



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