Her Second Time on Earth
The original text
One of the so-called "Bad Women Dramas" by Frederick Melville and Walter Melville, i.e. plays with a strong moral theme, very much suited to the tastes of the day, the melodramatic work tells of the sensational story of the beautiful, merciless and hard-drinking seducer and murderess Dora Grey.
First performed on 9 October 1902 in the Standard Theatre, London and later played at the Adelphi from 16 May to 6 June, 1903. .
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Performance history in South Africa
1903: Performed by the Leonard Rayne company in the Opera House, Cape Town, as part of a season that extended from on 10 August till 23 October. Other plays in the company's repertoire were A Message from Mars, The Worst Woman in London (W. Melville), The Shaughraun (Boucicault).
The Melville Collection The University of Kent Library Special Collections and Archives 
Elaine Aston and Ian Clarke. 1996. "The Dangerous Woman of Melvillean Drama" in New Theatre Quarterly 45: Volume 12, Part 1. Cambridge University Press.
Robert Leach. 2018. An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance: Volume Two - "From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Age". Routledge.
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