Eunice Reyneke

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Eunice Reyneke (19**- ) is a theatre historian and theorist and a editor.

Her name occasionally found wrongly spelled as Eunice Reynecke, and she also published as Eunice van Rooyen, Eunice Fourie and Eunice Malan.


Trained as cultural historian at the University of Pretoria

Married inter alia to South African theatre personalities Pieter-Paul Fourie and Charles Malan.

Contribution to South African theatre, film, media and performance

She joined the HSRC’s Centre for South African Theatre Research (CESAT) as a researcher and documentarian in 1980s. Helped found the South African Theatre Journal (she was technical editor for two years), helped edit Die Breytie Boek/The Breytie Book (Hauptfleisch, 1985) and wrote a masters thesis on the methodology of theatre research, which was published by the HSRC in 1986 as Teatergeskiedskrywing: 'n kultuurfilosofiese verkenning (Theatre Research: A cultural-historical exploration").

Published articles and gave lectures on theatre research methodology and theatre history for a number of years and acted as advisor and contributor to various publications on South African theatre history.


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