The New Woman

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The New Woman is a comedy in four acts by Sydney Grundy (1848-1914)[1].

The original text

First performed at The Comedy Theatre London in 1894 and published by The Chiswick Press, London in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1895: Performed in the Opera House, Cape Town, under the auspices of the Wheeler Brothers by a Gaiety Company headed by Edward Sass as part of a season that began on 1 June.


Facsimile version of the 1894 published text, Google E-book[2]

Poster of the 1894 London production by The Comedy Theatre[3]

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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