F.C. Dominicus

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F.C. Dominicus (Foort Cornelis Dominicus - 1884-1976), teacher and cultural historian.

Though born in and living much of his life in Holland, he spent eight years (1913-1920) in Grahamstown, as a teacher of languages at St Andrews College[1] and completing a degree at Rhodes University. He then returned to and spent the rest of his life as teacher and author, but retained a strong interest in South Africa, producing a number of publications on the country its history and its people.

Of particular interest to theatre history is his little booklet Het Huiselik en Maatschappelik Leven van de Zuid-Afrikaner in de eerste helft der 18de eeuw ("The domestic and social life of the South African in the first half of the 18th century" - published in s-Gravenhage, Holland, in 1919). Among other things the book details certain cultural performances in the country, such as the roots of the Van Der Stel Festival in Stellenbosch.


"F.C. Dominicus" in Wikipedia: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.C._Dominicus

Facsimile version of Het Huiselik en Maarschappelik Leven van de Zuid-Afrikaner in de eerste helft der 18de eeuw by F.C. Domenicus[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 17, 545.

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