Captain Hall

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Captain Hall (18**-18**) was an officer in the 73rd Regiment, stationed in Cape Town, and an active member of the Garrison Players.

Contribution to South African theatre and performance

For a while (185--1852) he was apparently the leading figure of the Officers of the Garrison, and specifically the 73rd Regiment's theatrical endeavours. Hence the company is frequently referred to as Captain Hall's Company. After this (1853 to 1855) he appears to only have acted for the Officers of the Garrison.

Besides his managerial role, he himself was thus one of their main performers.

Among the roles specifically mentioned are: "Iago" in Othello (1852), "Zero" in St Cupid, or Dorothy's Fortune (1854),

(For the other plays he may have been involved in as leader of the company and actor, see Captain Hall's Company and the Officers of the Garrison)


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928[1]: p. 398-413, 405, .

Jill Fletcher, 1994

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