CARTER, Captain. One of the many regimental officers who performed at the African Theatre in Cape Town on their way to India at the turn of the nineteenth century. He took the lead in Colman’s The Mountaineers in Cape Town in 1817 and apparently took part in other performances in 1818. Apparently a very talented amateur, he is reported to have done so well in London as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, that he had been offered fifty pounds a night by managers to remain as performer - a sum he turned down.
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