(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 Street Theatre in Acton, Australia.
In his one of his CV's displayed on the website www.bestsemester.com he claims (incorrectly) that "His academic achievements include setting up a Research Centre for Theatre and South African theatre data base to support research. He also initiated and contributed to an internationally accredited publication, the South African Theatre Journal (SATJ)". Both these activities were actually the achievements of a colleague.
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