The Amazons

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The Amazons is a farcical romance by Arthur W. Pinero (1855-1934)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Royal Court Theatre on March 7, 1893 and subsequently also played at the Lyceum Theatre in 1894.

Translations and adaptations

In 1917 it was adapted as an American silent film of the same name, directed by Joseph Kaufman.

Performance history in South Africa

1900: Performed at the Opera House in Cape Town in 1900. The comedian Charles Arnold played the role of the Frenchman "De Grival". (Wrongly referred to as The Amazona by D.C. Boonzaier, as cited by F.C.L. Bosman: p. 408).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 408

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