The Virginia Mummy

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The Virginia Mummy is a Negro farce by Charles White (fl. mid 19th century).

The original text

Published by John Dicks, 1849 (as Issue 315 of Dicks' standard plays)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1865: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 25 November, by the Christy's Minstrels as part of a "Grand Combination Performance: the Christy's Farewell and the Dramatic Co." It was accompanied by songs, dances and recitals - including a "Grand Burlesque, Trial of Skill and Challenge Dance" and the commedietta called Cousin Tom (George Roberts), performed by the Ray and Cooper Company.

Sources

The Virginia Mummy: A Negro Farce, [1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.192


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