Yvette Hutchison

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Yvette Hutchison (19**-) Theatre researcher, historian and teacher.


Born in Durban, studied Drama and English at the University of Natal (Durban), completing an B.A. Hons degree in English Literature. In 1989 moved to the University of Stellenbosch for a Masters in English and became a teacher in the Departments of English and Drama, as well as part time teaching at the nearby University of the Western Cape. Did a D.Phil on African theatre at the University of Stellenbosch, won a DAAD scholarship to do part of the work at the University of Bayreuth.

In 199* she joined the staff of King Alfred's College, Winchester England as researcher and lecturer in drama. In 2004-5 also Associate Professor of Drama at the University of Stellenbosch. In 200* joined Warwick University as Associate Professor.

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

Author of ** articles and chapters in books on various aspects of African and South African theatre, co-author (with Kole Omotoso) of a collection of African plays.(Open Spaces, * ***) and frequent reviewer for various academic journals.

Became a researcher in and later co-ordinator of the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies and a technical editor of the South African Theatre Journal (later Assistant Editor).

Author of an article called "Contemporary Collaborators II: Magnet Theatre", published in Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer and Greg Homann (editors). The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Co-compiler and -editor (with Amy Jephta) of the collection Contemporary Plays by African Women (Methuen Drama, 2019)

Awards, etc


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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