Jane Shore

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Two plays are referred to by this title

The Tragedy of Jane Shore by by Nicholas Rowe (1714)

See The Tragedy of Jane Shore

Jane Shore by J.W. Boulding and R. Palgrave (1885)

Performed at the Royal Princess' Theatre [Edinburgh, 14th December 1885, and the Grand Theatre, Islington on March the 15th, 1886).

South African performances

1877: Though a play called Jane Shore was performed by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 9 August, with the burlesque Kenilworth, or Ye Queene, Ye Earle and Ye Maidene (Halliday and Lawrance), this is unlikely to have been the Boulding and Palgrave play of 1885, since the South African production took place eight years before the first documented performance of the play in England. Roebuck thus most probably used a version of Rowe's original play from 1714.




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 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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