Drama for a new South Africa: seven plays
"... a solid addition to international drama." -- Library Journal
Going beyond the parameters of conventional literary drama, these seven new plays express life issues in post-apartheid South Africa -- Islamic fundamentalism, women's rights, ecology, Afrikaans culture and the new multi-racial life of the inner city. While theater rooted in the anti-apartheid movement was rich and vibrant, it was also singleminded in focus, obscuring the diversity of South African culture now brought to life in these works.
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Post-apartheid theater in South Africa has expanded beyond protest theater to assume a broader voice. The plays in this collection, including one by an Afrikaaner, discuss issues such as ecology, Islamic fundamentalism, and modern multiracial inner-city life. The lengthy introduction by the editor provides an analysis of the various structures of South African drama and shows how they contrast with European-style plays. Graver also includes a glossary of the various languages used--Afrikaans, Setswana, and isiZulu--along with Tsotsitaal, an urban gangster slang. Like another collection published this year, Black South African Women: A Collection of Plays (LJ 2/1/99), this is a solid addition to international drama.--J. Sara Paulk, Coastal Plain Regional Lib., Tifton, GA ...
Sophiatown I 1986 junction avenue theatre company
Horn of Sorrow I 1988 Nicholas ellenbogen
And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses I 1988 zakes
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