Jane Lomax, or A Mother's Curse

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Jane Lomax, or A Mother's Curse is melodrama by Edward Stirling (1807-1894)[]

Also found, in some productions and sources as Jane Lomax, or The Mother's Crime; Jane Lomax, or A Mother's Crime; or simply as Jane Lomax.

The original text

Based on Jane Lomax, or A Mother's Crime, the sensational 1838 novel by Horace Smith, it was first performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London ), 4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Produced by Sefton Parry on 1 March in the The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street as Jane Lomax, with An Alarming Sacrifice (Buckstone) and La Yolta Arragonaise (a dance by Lizzie Powell) as interlude.


Facsimile version of the novel, Google E-book[1]



F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp.

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

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