P. Faddegon

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P. Faddegon (fl. 1860-1890) was a Dutch speaking citizen of Cape Town, and an amateur playwright and actor.

Also billed as P. Faddegon Jr


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

A member of the Cape Town based rederijkerskamer called Aurora II (1866-1887), he both acted for them and wrote some Dutch plays, including Huzaar en Pandoer (a translation) and Het Testament voor eene Slavin ()

He would later become a leading figure in the Kamer de Eendracht (1876-1883), a transitional organization performing under the motto "Door Oefening wordt de kunst verkregen" ("art is attained through practice"), when internal strife arose in Aurora II. For them he wrote another play, De Testament, of De Halve Banknoot (1877).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.449, 460

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