Miss Williams

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(17?-18?) Professional actress who, with three other visiting professionals from the Theatre Royal, Liverpool - Mr Cooke, Mrs Cooke and Mrs Brough - performed in semi-professional plays with the Gentlemen Amateurs) during the 1818 season at the Cape.

See the Gentlemen Amateurs for the full programme of the 1818 season under the auspices of Mr Cooke and company

She was apparently primarily a tragedienne, and roles specifically mentioned included a lead in The Honey Moon (Tobin) and "Agatha Friburg" in Lovers' Vows.

On the 24th October the company held a benefit performance for Miss Williams, doing Othello and The Poor Soldier. The English performers and Miss Williams left the Cape for Calcutta and a tour of the East after their final performance on 21 November 1818.



F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 151-157; 170-177.


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