J. Brink

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There are two people with the name J. Brink active in Cape Town amateur theatre in the 19th century.

The young Miss J. Brink (fl. 1820s)

She was a young amateur performer in Cape Town during the 1820s. According to Bosman[1] she was possibly part of the well-known Brink family, which included Mr J.G. Brink, Mr C. Brink, Mr A.C. Brink, Miss C. Brink and the later playwright Melt J. Brink and Mr J. Brink.


Contribution to South African theatre and performance

As a child she danced as one of the "Vier Jonge Juffertjies" ("four little girls") in Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense's production of De Vrouw met Twee Mannen (15 October, 1825), as well as the Corps de Ballet of 48 dancers (mostly children) in the Grand Finale of Ballet which ended the evening's entertainment.

Sources

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 295-7,372.

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Mr J. Brink (fl. 1860-1890)

He was citizen of Cape Town, and an amateur actor in the second half of the 19th century, brother of the playwright and director Melt Brink (1842-1925).

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

A member of and actor for the Cape Town based rederijkerskamer called Aurora II (1866-1887), specializing in female roles.

Sources

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.460

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