The name Mr Taylor may refer to one of two performers active in the Cape Colony during the 19th century,
Mr Taylor (fl. 1800-1810)
He was an amateur stage performer and a member of the Officers of the Garrison company, (often referred to as the Garrison Players), a theatrical company which 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
Mr Taylor (fl. 1860's)
He claimed to have been a member of the original 1842 Broadway company led E.B. Christy and was a member of The Christy Minstrels troupe that visited Cape Town, Port Elizabeth as well as various smaller settlements in 1862, en route to Australia.
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