Marcia Blumberg

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Marcia Blumberg (19*-) is an academic and theatre historian.

Also known as Marcia S. Blumberg


Born in South Africa, she later emigrated to the Canada, where she began her post-graduate studies at York University, concentrating on post-colonial and South African literature and drama, obtaining a B.A. Honours, English (summa cum laude), an M.A., and a Ph.D.

Joined the staff of the English department where she teaches courses on theatre from the Greeks to the present and specializes in modern and contemporary drama and performance from South Africa, Britain and America and in 2012 obtained tenure as professor at York University.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She has published many articles especially specifically on South African theatre. In this regard she began to work closely with Dennis Walder of the Open University's Post Colonial Literature's project, becoming the co-editor of South African Theatre And/As Intervention (1999). She is a Editorial Consultant for the South African Theatre Journal and since 2010 a Board Member of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), University of Cape Town.

In August 1996 she established the South African Theatre Archive at the The Open University, London.

Her current working is "Theatre of ‘Post Apartheid’ South Africa: New Directions".

Some of her publications are:

"Yaël Farber" in Martin Middeke and Peter Paul Schnierer, (editors). 2015. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

(See ESAT Bibliography as well as the entry on Marcia S. Blumberg on the York University website[1] for more on her publications.)


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