Index to South African Researchers and Theatre, Film and Media Historians

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An Index to South African Researchers and Theatre, Film and Media Historians

Below is a list of prominent Theatre, Film and Media Researchers and Historians on South African theatre, film and media.

See also the related listing for South African critics, commentators and reviewers in Theatre, Film and Media Criticism in South Africa.

Temple Hauptfleisch, Andrew Horn, Yvette Hutchison, Myles Holloway , Stephen Gray, * Perreira, Michael Chapman, Ian Steadman , Keyan Tomaselli, Robert Kavanagh, Guy Butler, Albert Wertheim, Loren Kruger, Anton Krueger, Marcia Blumberg, Anthony Akerman, Ludwig Binge, Hermien Dommisse, Gustav Preller, FCL Bosman, Charles Malan, Temple Hauptfleisch, Mark Gevisser, David Kerr, Dennis Walder, Miki Flockeman, Louw Odendaal, Ben de Koker, Veronica Baxter,

Key Sources

Amkpa, Awam. 1999. Drama in South Africa and tropes of postcoloniality. In: Contemporary Theatre Review, Volume 9, Issue 3 1999 , pages 1 – 18.

Bosman, F.C.L. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I ["Drama and Theatre in South Africa. Part I"]: 1652-1855. Amsterdam/Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy.

Bosman, F.C.L. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika , Deel II ["Drama and Theatre in South Africa. Part II"]: 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L van Schaik.

Carpenter, Charles A. 1986. Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism 1966-1980: An International Bibliography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Carpenter, Charles A. 1997. Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism, 1981–1990: An International Bibliography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Coplan, David B. 1985. In Township Tonight! South Africa's Black City Music and Theatre. Johannesburg: Ravan Press/London: Longman.

Davis, G. and Fuchs, A. (eds) 1996. Theatre and Change in South Africa. Amsterdam: Overseas Publishers Association.

Dhlomo, H.I.E. 1985. Collected Works Edited by Nick Visser and Tim Couzens. Johannesburg: Ravan.

Elsom, John, 1985. The Social Role of the Critic. In: Contemporary Review; May 1985, Vol. 246 Issue 1432, p259-263.

Fletcher, Jill. 1994. The Story of the African Theatre 1780-1930. Cape Town: Vlaeberg.

Gray, Stephen. 1979. Southern African Literature. An Introduction. London: David Philip.

Gunner, Liz (Ed.). 1994. Politics and Performance: Theatre, Poetry and Song in South Africa. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press.

Hauptfleisch, Temple. 1997. Theatre and Society in South Africa: Reflections in a Fractured Mirror. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik.

Hauptfleisch, Temple. 2014. Critical Responses: The Evolution of the Theatre Critic in South Africa. In Isidore Diala (Editor) Syncretic Arenas. Essays in Postcolonial African Drama and Theatre for Esiaba Irobi. (Cross/Cultures 177) Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Joubert, Gideon J. 1973. Rigtings en figure in die toneelkritiek van Suid-Afrika, 1963-1972 [“Directions and personalities in the theatre criticism of South Africa”]. Unpublished D.Litt. thesis, University of Pretoria.

Kannemeyer, J.C. 1988. Die Afrikaanse Literatuur 1652-1987. [“The Afrikaans Literature 1652-1987”] Pretoria: Human en Rousseau.

Kruger, Loren. 1999. The Drama of South Africa: Plays, Pageants and Publics Since 1910. London and New York: Routledge.

Larlham, Peter. 1985. Black Theater, Dance, and Ritual in South Africa. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press.

Mudimbe, V.Y. 1988. The invention of Africa :gnosis, philosophy and the order of knowledge. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Peterson, Bhekizizwe. 1995. “ ‘A rain a fall but the dirt is tough’ Scholarship on African Theatre in South Africa” in Journal of Southern African Studies, December 1995, Vol. 21, Issue 4.

Retief, P.J.B. 1966. Toneelkritiek en die Nasionale Toneelorganisasie (1947-1961). ‘n Ondersoek na die aard en bestaan van kritiek rakende die verhoogaanbieding van die drama. [“Theatre criticism and the National Theatre Organisation (1947-1961). A study of the nature and existence of criticism regarding the staging of drama.”] Unpublished MA thesis, University of the Orange Free State , 1966.

Sauter, Wilmar. 2007. “Festivals as Theatrical Events: Building Theories” in: Temple Hauptfleisch et al, Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press.

Tucker, Percy. 1997. Just the Ticket. My 50 Years in Show Business. Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press.

Wikipedia: Theatre Criticism[1]

Zeeman, Estelle. 1970. Toneelkritiek in Johannesburg in 1969. [“Theatre criticism in Johannesburg in 1969”] Unpublished MA thesis, University of Pretoria.

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