The Initials is a drama in two acts by an unknown playwright.
The original text
Most probably a dramatized version of the novel called The Initials: A Story of Modern Life by Baroness Jemima Montgomery Tautphoeus (1807-1893), first published by Richard Bentley, London, in 1850. Set in Bavaria, where the Irish-born authoress then lived, it was a tale of suspense with a happy dénouement about two contrasting German sisters. The novel became highly popular despite attracting little critical attention.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1860: Performed as The Initials in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, on 5 March by the company brought together by Charles Fraser, with Annie Rowlands as one of the cast. Also performed was The Child of the Regiment (Morton) and A Pair of Pigeons ().
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