The Whites and The Browns
The Whites and The Browns is a farce by an unknown author.
The original text
The Whites and The Browns appears to have been a vaudeville style piece from the mid-19th century, since the only reference to such a play that has been found to date (besides the the South African performances by Disney Roebuck mentioned below) is the following item that appeared in the "Amusements" section of the New York Times of August 4, 1862 (Page 5)
"Gabriel Ravel, with his pantomimic and ballet troupe, in which are included the well-known names of the Marzettis, Axel and Tophoff, commence an engagement to-night at Niblo's. They do the pantomime of The Four Lovers. The performances commence with the farce of The Whites and the Browns, with Mr. Henry Placide, Mr. J.G. Burnett, Mr. Shewell, Miss Wells and Miss Emma Taylor in the principal characters. 'Young America', the wonderful juvenile gymnast, also appears in a Zampillarostatic Act, perilously emulative of Leotard and William Hanlon."
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
"Amusements" in the New York Times of August 4, 1862 (Page 5)
William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.
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