Mr Taylor

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The name Mr Taylor may refer to one of two performers active in the Cape Colony during the 19th century,

Mr Taylor (fl. 1800-1810)

He was a soldier and an amateur stage performer. A member of the Officers of the Garrison company, (often referred to as the Garrison Players), a theatrical company which performed in the African Theatre at the Cape in 1807-8 he appeared in a range of plays, including The Rivals , The West Indian, Tom Thumb, The Beaux Stratagem, She Stoops to Conquer, etc.


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

P.W. Laidler. 1926. The Annals of the Cape Stage. Edinburgh: William Bryce.

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Mr Taylor (fl. 1860's)

Mr Taylor (fl. 1860's) was a was a tenor vocalist performing in the Christy's idiom

He claimed to have been a member of the original 1842 Broadway company led E.B. Christy and was a member of The Christy Minstrels troupe that visited Cape Town, Port Elizabeth as well as various smaller settlements in 1862, en route to Australia.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 193-194

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