(18**-18**) Soldier and performer. Captain Edward Collins was a member of the 21st Light Dragoons. One of Captain Frazer's stallwarts in the Cape Town garrison theatre company called the Officers of the Garrison (later All the World's a Stage) in the years 1807-8?*. He played old and young male parts and wrote and delivered some of the epilogues. The company performed in the African Theatre at the Cape in 1807-8 in a range of plays, including The Rivals , The West Indian, Tom Thumb, The Beaux Stratagem, She Stoops to Conquer, etc.
Bosman, 1928, pp 75; Laidler, 1926 ; Fletcher, 1994
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