J. de Kock

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(17*-18*) A performer in Amateur theatre in Cape town in the 1830s.

Born in Cape Town, possibly a local businessman. He is one of a number of persons named De Kock active in theatre between 1825 and 1837. However, it is unclear whether the individuals referred to variously as Johannes Jakobus de Kock, J.J. de Kock, J. de Kock or J. de Kock C. zoon by F.C.L. Bosman (1928: p. 231) are all the same person, as Bosman suggests, or are possibly only relations.

Someone billed as J. de Kock was definitely a member of the amateur society Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense. For them he played one of the "snydersjongens" and a "Dansende Turk" in De Burger Edelman (1825), C.E. Boniface's translation of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Molière).

See the entry under Johannes Jakobus de Kock


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928 pp 282, 328 & 272;

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