J. Stonely

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J. Stonely (fl. 1860s) was a British officer stationed at Cape Town, and amateur playwright and performer.


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

He was a member of the 9th Regiment dramatic society, where he was both an amateur performer and a playwright.

His plays include a pantomime called The Courtier and the Shoemaker (1867),

On 4 April 1867, a "Dramatic and Gymnastic Display" was given as a benefit for him by the 9th Regiment, in association with Mrs Cooper. Performed were The Warlock of the Glen (Walker) as well as his own pantomime.


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

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