(Hermanus Petrus Pretorius - sometimes written Hermann Pretorius, as in the programme of the 1969 production of Die Pluimsaad Waai Vêr) (1948-) Voice artist, stage and radio actor, director and cabaret director, poet and dramatist.Trained in Afrikaans literature and drama at the University of Stellenbosch. School teacher, drama lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Stellenbosch (197*-1978) and head of the Department of Drama at the same University (1979?-1995). Acted in an enormous range of radio dramas, did some film and TV work. Most prominent contribution to theatre was his association with Hennie Aucamp, helping to develop and directing Aucamp’s Afrikaans political cabaret’s (“kabaret”) during the 1980s. Productions include ** and **. Also translated and wrote some plays for student production. As academic wrote on drama and theatre in education (M.Ed, University of Stellenbosch, 19**), Kabaret/Cabaret (SATJ, 199*) and South African political theatre (D.Litt., University of Pretoria, 1995). Active founder-member of SAADYT and the development of theatre and drama in education in South Africa. Left South Africa in 1996 to settle in New Zealand and in 2001 became the artistic director of the ** Theatre in ** Australia.
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