Drama for a new South Africa: seven plays

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Indiana University Press, 1999 - Drama - 228 pages
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"... 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 ... Read full review


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DAVID GRAVER earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Cornell University in 1987. Since then he has taught drama at Loyola University of Chicago, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. He is author of The Aesthetics of Disturbance and numerous articles on twentieth-century drama and performance. He has been studying, teaching, and writing on South African drama since 1988. In 1997, he began a law degree at the University of Chicago.