Who is Brown?

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Who is Brown? is a farcical comedy by Frank Wyatt (Frank Gunning Wyatt, 1852–1926)[1]

The title is also found as Who's Brown? (or even Who's Brown in Boonzaier, 1923).

The original text

While no information has yet been found about a London production of the play, the Playbill website[2] lists a production opening in the Fifth Avenue Theatre on Broadway on May 11, 1903.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1907 Performed at the Opera House, Cape Town, in April by the Leonard Rayne company, with Joseph Ashman appearing in his last role in Cape Town.




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, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.

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