Alfred Ray

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Alfred Ray (fl. 1860s) was a British soldier stationed at Cape Town.


Also credited as Der. F. la Yar, his pseudonym when working in some theatrical contexts.

Biography

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

He was a member of the 9th Regiment dramatic society, which performed in Cape Town for two seasons (1866-1867), primarily as a singer of comic songs and puppeteer.

He also performed for the Le Roy and Duret Company on occasion and at the end of 1866 joined the Grand Olympic Circus of F. Santanna, to perform as clown.

Sources

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 259-262.

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