Mr W. Brandt (17**-18**) was an amateur performer and composer in Cape Town.
He worked with Charles Etienne Boniface and was a member of the theatrical societies Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense and Vlyt en Kunst, and apparently also helped other companies out from time to time.
In 1825 he appeared an actor for Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense playing "Fugomini" in De Burger Edelman (28 May) and "Bronn" in De Vrouw met Twee Mannen (15 October).
In an advert dated 21 December 1831, he is thanked for his sterling work on the music for a production of Der Freischütz, or The Seventh Bullet (Weber) and Animal Magnetism, or A Cure for the Hydrophobia (Mrs Inchbald) by All the World's a Stage on 28 October 1831.
He composed the music for a performance of Montoni, of Het Kasteel van Udolpho by Vlyt en Kunst in 1836
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp. 219, 282, 295, 336, 372
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to ESAT Personalities B
Return to South African Theatre Personalities
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page