Daniel Frawley

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Daniel Frawley (1864–1936)[1] was an American actor-manager.

Also known as T. Daniel Frawley


Born Timothy Daniel Frawley in Washington, D.C., he initially played juveniles in stock companies, making his New York debut in 1887 and going on to perform for the Lyceum Stock Company. He later formed his own company, The T.D. Frawley Stock Company, based in San Francisco. He toured the USA, Asia and the British colonies with the company.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

In 1904 Frawley and his company paid a visit to South Africa en route from the East, touring South Africa under the auspices of the Wheeler Brothers, billed as the The Frawley Company (or The Daniel Frawley Company). Their repertoire included Brother Officers (Trevor), Madame Sans-Gêne (Sardou), Arizona (Thomas) and Secret Service (Gilette). The tour was a personal triumph for Frawley, who was acclaimed by local critics, according to Boonzaier (1923, cited in Bosman, 1980: p.417)


James Fisher and Felicia Hardison Londré. 2017. Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism. Rowman & Littlefield:p.253[2]

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, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.417-421.

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