The Mischievous Nigger

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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

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).


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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