Pauline Davies

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Miss Pauline Davies was the stage name used by Corporal J. Davies, a non-commissioned officer serving with the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot when they were stationed in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek (Keiskammahoek) on the Eastern Frontier, 1860 - 1862.

Contribution to SA theatre

April 5, 11 & 19, 1861: Acted in the Officers of the Regiment's second play, Stirling Coyne's one-act farce, Urgent Private Affairs. (Mrs Dentatus Dotts).

North Lincoln Sphinx critique: "Miss Pauline Davies, having already earned so many laurels (bouquets are scarce at the Cape), needs no further praise, but our astonishment was great, we must confess, when we recognised the pseudo prima donna singing a capital song amongst the Ethiopian Serenaders."

(North Lincoln Sphinx Vol. 1, No 6. Grahamstown, April 25, 1861. Page 75.)


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