Mrs Dot

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Mrs Dot is a farce in three acts by W. Somerset Maugham ()[].

The original text

The play, was originally called Worthley's Entire, presents a satirical portrait of Edwardian society and its through the story of the relationship between the vivacious, rich and enterprising widow Frances Annandale Worthley ("Mrs Dot") and Gerald Halstane.

This play, was first produced at the Comedy Theatre, Haymarket, London, on April 26, 1908, by Charles Frohman, with Marie Tempest as "Mrs Dot". The text was first published by William Heinemann, 1912

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1918: Performed by Marie Tempest touring company, with a cast that also included Hélène Vaubré


Samuel J. Rogal. 1997. A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. By [1]

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: p.429

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