Emilie Bevan

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Emilie Bevan (fl 1890s) was a theatre performer.

Biography

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

A member of the Chambers Theatrical Company in Cape Town in 1890, for which she appeared in plays such as The Bells of Haslemere and In the Ranks.

In 1892 she formed her own company, the Emilie Bevan Comedy Company and leased The Vaudeville Theatre in Cape Town for a season. In 1894 she once more did a season with her company, performing in the Opera House, Cape Town. (For the plays performed, see the entry on the Emilie Bevan Comedy Company)

Sources

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 1923. (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. 390-391, 394-5, 398.

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