Miss Frances Hastings was the stage name used by A. H. Handley, Esq. a soldier serving with the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot, when he played the role of Princess Maria Eleonora of Brandenburgh in Mrs Moodie’s beautiful tale in a three-act drama by members of the Dramatic Club, The Royal Quixote. (Princess Maria Eleonora of Brandenburgh).
Contribution to SA theatre
August 30, September 11 & 19, 1862: The Officers of the Garrison appeared on the boards of the Keiskama Hoek theatre to perform three pieces, Mrs Moodie's beautiful tale, the three-act drama,The Royal Quixote, an original drama arranged by members of the Dramatic Club of the Regiment.
(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, December 10, 1862, page 261.)
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