Mrs Dot

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Mrs Dot is a play by Somerset Maugham

Hélène Vaubré played Mabel May’s aunt, Lady Cantourne, in Joseph Albrecht’s film version of With Edged Tools (1919), based on the popular novel by Henry Seton Merriman. She replaced Annie Leaf, who was first announced for the role. At the time she was touring with Marie Tempest, appearing in plays like Penelope (1918), Mrs. Dot (1918),

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Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as Lucretia Borgia by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on


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 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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