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Smith is a comedy in four acts by W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)[1]

The original text

First produced at the Comedy Theatre, London on 23 September, 1909. Published in London by Heinemann in 1913 and in Chicago by The Dramatic Publishing Company, [1913?].

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1910: Performed by the De Jong-Black Company at the Tivoli Theatre, Cape Town, opening to great acclaim on 12 January with a cast that included Herbert Ford, Augustus Wheatman, Louis du Cane, Maud Townsend and Kate Walbram.


Facsimile version of the American text of 1913, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.431-2

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