Madame Bowmer

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Madame Bowmer (fl 1860s) was a singer and performer.


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

She was the co-founder, with Mr Bowmer, of a company generally referred to as The Bowmers, a name usually given to a company of singers and performers, that performed occasionally in Cape Town in the years 1863-1864. The company also included J.F. Finlayson, Miss Whitfield, and a Mr Schilling as pianist. She and her husband were apparently also the creators of a "Dialogue Entertainment", in Two Parts, entitled Retaliation, or Tit for Tat

For more on her appearances and the company, see The Bowmers


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 186-7, 290

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