Madame Bowmer

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Madame Bowmer (fl 1860s) was a singer and performer.


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

She was the co-founder of a company generally referred to as The Bowmers, a name usually given to a company of singers and performers, that performed occasionally in Cape Town in the years 1863-1864. The company also included J.F. Finlayson, Miss Whitfield, and a Mr Schilling as pianist. She and her husband were apparently also the creators of a "Dialogue Entertainment", in Two Parts, entitled Retaliation, or Tit for Tat

For more on her appearances and the company, see The Bowmers


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, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp.

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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