Celebrated Grotesque

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The "Celebrated Grotesque" is a reference to an act put on by Mr Harvey, a member of the Disney Roebuck company in 1878. It was billed as an inserted act at a number of performances of what is referred to as the "Second Edition" of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, opening on 18 February.

See: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.365

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