The Actress of All Work

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The Actress of All Work is one of the first and an interesting example of the "transformation pieces", also known as "protean farces", popular in the 19th century.

This play performed several times in Cape Town during 1866 and 1867, with Madame Duret in the cast portraying several characters.


Jane Goodall. 2002. Performance and Evolution in the Age of Darwin: Out of the Natural Order. Psychology Press, 2002: p. 125[1]

Bosman, F.C.L., Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. 1980).

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