Mrs Smith

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There are two ladies referred to as "Mrs Smith" by F.C.L. Bosman (1928 and 1980):

Mrs Smith (fl. 1820s), amateur actress

A member of the Garrison Amateur Company. On Monday 28 October 1822 a benefit performance of The Rivals and The Prisoner at Large was held for her and two other ladies (Mrs Delamore and Mrs Green).

Mrs Smith (fl. 1860-1870s), singer and actress

Married to David Miranda, she came to South Africa as a member of the original Harper-Leffler Opera Company (later the Miranda-Harper Company, and was billed as being "from the Royal Opera House".

Sources

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp.182, 370-377.

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 246-9

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