Martin Orkin

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Martin Orkin (19**-). Critic, researcher and lecturer in English literature at the University of the Witwatersrand till 199*. ***

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

He wrote and lectured extensively on South African drama, publishing two widely acclaimed books based on his lectures, namely Shakespeare Against Apartheid (a study of the way Shakespeare is taught in a de-politicized way in South Africa, 1989) and Drama and the South African State (1991). He also edited and wrote a useful introduction to At the Junction: Four Plays by the Junction Avenue Theatre Company (1995). In 199* he emigrated to Israel, to teach at the University of Tel Aviv **??.

Since 2000 he is the Head of the Department of Theatre, University of Haifa, Israel.

Awards, etc.

In 1992 he was awarded a National Vita Award for theatre research.


NELM catalogue.

University of Haifa web page [1].

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