The original text
The pseudonym, which appears to be a combination of (parts of) the names of two well-known Cape Town suburbs ("Mowbray" and "Tamboerskloof" - i.e. "drum ravine"), suggests a Cape Town author. According to the critic D.C. Boonzaier (1923), this was "a weak and attenuated variation of Mr Black's Love and the Hyphen".
Though Boonzaier's comments seem to refer to a full-length play, the suggestion that it was a one-act play comes from the theatre historian S.P. Gosher (1988), who does not mention the name of an author.
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Performance history in South Africa
1911: Produced in the Opera House, Cape Town, by an unnamed company, failing deservedly in the view of Boonzaier.
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