The Poisoner

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The Poisoner is a 19th century play by an unknown author.

The original text

No copy of the text or information about the author of this play have yet been found.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: Performed by the Disney Roebuck Company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 5 September with Little Don Giovanni, or Leporello and the Stone Statue (Byron).


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.342, 346

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