Mrs Greig

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Mrs Greig (18**-18**) was a professional actress and elocutionist.


She appears to have been a successful performer in Australia and the other colonies in the early 1850s.

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

She visited Cape Town on her way to England in 1851, and again, on her way to Australia and/or India in 1853. While in the Cape she gave powerful and successful Dramatic and Musical Entertainments in the Commercial Rooms on both visits. Her 1851 programme included excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Lady of Lyons, and she was assisted by Mr Hall; while the 1853 programme offered "singing and Shakespearean readings".

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F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: p. 441

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