South African Theatre. Four Plays and an Introduction

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South African Theatre. Four Plays and an Introduction is an annotated collection of plays compiled and edited by Temple Hauptfleisch (1945-) and Ian Steadman (1951-).

Intended at the time as a compact, practical introduction to South African theatre at the time, the volume contains an introductory overview of South African theatre (plus 3 supporting appendixes), and four play texts representing four traditions of theatre active in the multicultural and multilingual country in the 1970s and early 1980s, each play preceded by an individual introduction.

Published by HAUM HAUM Educational Publishers, Pretoria, in 1984.

Contains:

Introductory essay by the compilers: A Multiplicity of Traditions: An introduction to South African theatre .

Christine by Bartho Smit (Afrikaans Theatre)

Hello and Goodbye by Athol Fugard (English theatre)

The Hungry Earth by Maishe Maponya (Black theatre)

Cincinatti – Scenes from City Life by Barney Simon and Cast (Alternative theatre

Appendix A: A chronology of theatre and socio-political events 1887-1983

Appendix B: A selection of published South African plays - 1960-1982

Appendix C: A selected reading list on South African theatre