Mr Combrinck

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Mr Combrinck(19**-19**) was an amateur actor in Cape Town in the 1840s.

He is listed by William Groom (1899: p 518, cited by Bosman), under the surname "Combrink" only, as one of the "well known names" and "really clever amateurs" seen in a Cape Town performance in 1843.

There are a number of people named Combrinck active in the Cape theatre in the 19th century. Where this one fits is unsure.

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1843: Participated Was one of "clever amateurs" mentioned by Groom (1899: p 518) to have taken part in an English performance of The Miller and his Men, offered by an unnamed English company (see English Private Theatricals) in the "Dutch Theatre" in Roeland street, some time in the year. It was followed by a farce.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 417, 452, 492

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