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"A Gentleman of the Cape" (also found as "A Gentleman of Cape Town" or "A Cape Gentleman") is a phrase used to refer to anonymous authors of plays written by locals and produced on occasion in Cape Town.

Also found is A Capetonian (F.C.L. Bosman, 1980, uses the Afrikaans equivalent phrase "'n Kapenaar").

Among the plays thus ascribed are:

A Young Man in a Hurry (a one-act farce, 1858),

My American Cousin, or A Slight Misunderstanding (a one-act farce, 1862),

The Wraith of Table Mountain (1866)


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 69, 72, 131, 180, 212, 214, 216

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