Arlequin Protégé par Belphégor

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Arlequin Protégé par Belphégor is a pantomime performed in Cape Town 12 August 1805, featuring Monsieur Delémery, who most probably also devised the performance himself.

Performed by Delémery with the one-act plays Eraste, ou L'Enfant Proscrit de Son Père and Le Paysan, Soldat Malgré Lui.

(See Kennedy, 1996[1] on the series of pantomimes that have been created on the Arlequin Protégé theme.)


Emmet Kennedy. 1996. Theatre, Opera, and Audiences in Revolutionary Paris: Analysis and Repertory (Greenwood Publishing Group)[2]: p. 258.

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. pp. 90-91,

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