George Giddens

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George Giddens (1845-1920)[1] was a leading British comic actor and theatre manager.


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

He was brought to Cape Town in 1904 for a season presented by The Wheeler Company in the Good Hope Theatre, appearing in Are You a Mason? (Laufs and Kraatz/Ditrichstein; opening 4 April), On and Off (Bisson/Farnie)and Husbands and Wives (Phillips and Fendall). Called a "leading light of the English stage" by Boonzaier (1928)


Brief biography of George Giddens in Brian Tyson. , 2008. Bernard Shaw's Book Reviews, Volume 1. Penn State Press: p.212[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 420.

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