Myles Holloway

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Myles Holloway (1958-). Teacher, lecturer critic and academic.


Born Myles Kenton Holloway 30 July 1958, he attended Brettonwood High School (1972 – 1976),

He then went to the University of Natal to complete: a BA (English and Geography, 1979), a Higher Diploma in Education (1980), a BA Honnours degree (English, cum laude, 1985), and an MA in English with a thesis on Zakes Mda's plays : the art of the text in the context of politics (1988). In later years he completed a TESOL diploma at the University of the Witwatersrand (2008).


He started work as a teacher for the Natal Education Department (1981-1985), a graduate assistant in the English Department at the University of Natal (1986), a lecturer in the English Department at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and in 2008 joined SABIS® Educational Services as a senior analyst in English, in 2014 becoming Section Manager: English for the company in Lebanon.

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

While a student he was a member of the Durban Film Society.

Besides his master's thesis, he wrote many articles on the work of South African playwrights and on the history of theatre for various journals in the period 1988 to 1993.

For example, in the South African Theatre Journal he has published "An interview with Zakes Mda" (1988: Vol. 2), "Discordant voices of a lived reality: Zakes Mda’s The Hill". (1989: Vol. 3(2):33-50), "Creative co-operation: a critical survey of workshop theatre in South Africa" (1993: Vol. 7(1):17-31) and "Music Hall in Johannesburg: 1886-1896" (1997: Vol. 11(1&2):15-53).

Other articles are "Social commentary and artistic mediation in Zakes Mda’s early plays" (English Academy Review, 1989: 6:28-41), "Black South African Theatre. The Conscience of a Country" (1990: Theatre Studies Publication, Glagow), "Dr Jim-Crack and See-Saw Roads: Harold Bolce's A Slump in Heroes" (1991: English Studies in Africa, 1991: Vol,18/2), "The crisis of liberalism in South African theatre." (Westerley, 1992: Vol. 3:41-47) and "Playland: Fugard's liberalism." (1993: UNISA English Studies, Vol. 31:1).


CV of Myles Holloway[1]

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

For more on publications of Myles Holloway, see Holloway, Myles in ESAT.

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