The Manoeuvres of Jane

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The Manoeuvres of Jane is a comedy in four acts by Henry Arthur Jones (1851–1929)[1].

Also written: The Manœuvres of Jane

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, on 28 October, 1898 and the text published by The Chiswick Press, 1898. The play was subsequently performed in New York at Daly's Theatre on from 27 November, 1899 to 4 February 1900 and the text published by Macmillan, in 1904.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1901: According to D.C. Boonzaier's reminiscences (1923), The Manoeuvres of Jane was performed by the Sass and Nelson Company in the Opera House, Cape Town, as part of a season of plays that commenced on 11 May.


Facsimile version of the original publication of 1898, Google E-book[2]

Facsimile version of the Macmillan publication of 1904, Hathi Trust Digital Library[3]

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 1932. (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: p.409

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