J.B. Howe

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J.B. Howe ()[] was an actor and playwright.

Often referred to as "Jabey" by friends and acquaintances.


He many performances included "George Harris" in Uncle Tom's Cabin (The Boston Theatre, 1857), the lead in Richard III (Saddler's Wells, 1861)

As playwright, his written works include The British Slave, or Seven Years of a Soldier's Life (), Scarlet Dick and the Road and its Riders, Woman's Worth (a drama in two acts, licenced 28 September 1863),

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He came to South Africa as a member of the Disney Roebuck company in the 1870s.

Performances in South Africa included



H. Philip Bolton. 2000. Women Writers Dramatized: A Calendar of Performances from Narrative Works Published in English to 1900 A&C Black: P. 347[1]

Israel Zangwill. 2019. Without Prejudice Good Press[2]



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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