R.W. Murray

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R.W. Murray (fl. mid 19th century) was a Cape Senator and theatre enthusiast.


Biography

Active in Cape Town circa 1850s-1860s

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

The Cape Town Theatrical Club (later to become the Cape Town Dramatic Club) was founded under his auspices at Mr. Welch's residence in Buitekant Street, Cape Town, in 1857 or 1858. He was the first President of the club.

Sources

F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II: 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik.

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