Mr Arnot

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Mr Arnot (17**-18**) was apparently a well respected comedian and may have been a British officer stationed in Cape Town.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He seems to have been involved in productions in the African Theatre by the Garrison Players and more specifically perhaps Mr Cuerton's Company, during the early 19th century. He is only mentioned twice by F.C.L. Bosman (1928), both times with reference to his appearance as "Harlequin" in a Pantomime Farce, also featuring Mr Cuerton as "Clown" (13 August 1814), done as an afterpiece to a "grand ballet" called Don Juan, or The Libertine Destroyed (Shadwell).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 145, 170.

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