Les Amateurs de l'Isle de France

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Les Amateurs de l'Isle de France is a name used (at least once in December 1805) to refer to a company that performed in the African Theatre and which was supported and run by French and Dutch citizens. This was possibly not only because of the presence of a number of theatre-minded sailors from two ships from Mauritius (l'Isle de France) which had stranded in Table Bay and Hout Bay respectively in this period (the brig Atalanta and the Napoleon).

They performed in a venue referred to as the Théâtre de la Société (lit. "the society theatre")

Also known as Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap or The French Amateur Company,

See Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 83, 89, 116.

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