Het Beleg en het Nemen van Troyen
Het Beleg en het Nemen van Troyen ("The siege and the taking of Troy") is a ballet-pantomime in three acts by Mr C.B. (Charles Etienne Boniface, 1787 – 1853) and probably the first original pantomime shown in South Africa.
The original text
The text is unpublished and was presumably written the year of production (1813).
South African productions
1813: First produced by the Afrikaansche Liefhebbery Gezelschap (using the motto Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense) in the African Theatre on Saturday 11 September, and repeated on Saturday 9 October, for the governor and his wife. The company referred to as a Geselskap van Liefhebbers "Inboorlingen" ("Company of "indigenous" amateurs), as "overseen" (produced) by Mr Lemming (director of music) and Mr Bertrand (director of dance). Text credited to "Mr C.B."
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