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== Performance history in South Africa ==
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1867: Performed in English as ''[[The Syren of Paris]]'' in the [[Theatre Royal]] by the [[Garrison Players]] on 19 October, with ''[[The Area Belle]]'' (Brough and Halliday).  
1870: Performed, along with ''[[The Area Belle]]'', in the [[New Lyceum Theatre]] in July by [[J. Ryan]] and the [[86th Royal Downshire Minstrels]], aided by the [[Amateur Coloured Troupe]].
== Sources ==
== Sources ==

Revision as of 06:04, 22 October 2017

The Mischievous Nigger is a "negro farce" in one act and one scene by Charles White (1821-1891)[1].

The original text

A minstrel show, it was probably first performed performed at White's Opera House, 49 Bowery, N.Y and published in New York by F. A. Brady (No XV in Brady's Ethiopian Drama) in 1856.

Performance history in South Africa

1870: Performed, along with The Area Belle, in the New Lyceum Theatre in July by J. Ryan and the 86th Royal Downshire Minstrels, aided by the Amateur Coloured Troupe.


Facsimile version of the original Brady text, HathiTrust Digital Library[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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