The Schoolmistress

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The Schoolmistress is a farce in three acts by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) [1].

The original text

The second of Pinero's farces specifically written for the Court Theatre in London, it was first performed there on 27 March, 1886, playing for 290 performances till January 22, 1887. It also became very popular on tour in England, America and the colonies.

Published by W. Heinemann, 1894

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1887: The play was performed in South Africa for the first time as part of the repertoire of the Wheeler Theatre Company when they played in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town during April and May. Probably directed by Sutton Vane.


The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Schoolmistress, by Arthur W. Pinero [2]

Facsimile version of the 1894 edition by Heinemann, Google E-book[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 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: p. 384

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