J.P. Smuts

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J.P. Smuts (1934?*-2015) was an academic, compiler of playtexts, and a theatre and drama critic.

Studied at the University of Stellenbosch completing BA (1950), BA Hons (1957) B.Ed. (1959), Hons BA (1960), MA 1968, D.Litt. (1975).

He was a lecturer and professor of Afrikaans literature at the University of Stellenbosch from 1971 tot 1994.

Contribution to South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance

His area of specialization was drama and he and his wife Ria Smuts over the years reviewed, wrote on and compiled collections of plays for use by universities and schools. These include Triptiek: tekste vir die verhoog, radio en televisie published in 1986. He was a regular reviewer for Die Unie, Die Burger, and contributor to literary journals such as Tydskrif vir Letterkunde.


Matieland 2015, p. 35.

J.P. Smuts.

Stellenbosch University Library catalogue.

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