Oromidas, ou Le Balêt de Balais

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Oromidas, ou Le Balêt de Balais ("Midas gold, or the ballet of the brooms") is a pantomime in three acts by an anonymous author, (though it could possibly have been Charles Etienne Boniface).

The original text

The only reference to such a work is by F.C.L. Bosman (1928: p. 126), based on a newspaper advert from the Kaapsche Courant of 21 June, 1809.

South African performances

1809: The play was apparently performed in French by the French Company led by Charles Mathurin Villet , on 1 July in the African Theatre, Cape Town, with Eopipore, ou La Resurrection and Le Marriage de Biribi (Barago/Boniface).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 126

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