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Welcome to the '''''[[Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance]] ([[ESAT]])''''', the online, [[open access]], digital reference work on theatre, film, media and performance in South Africa.  
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Welcome to the '''''[[Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance]] ([[ESAT]])''''', the [[open access]], online and Wiki-based, digital reference work on theatre, film, media and performance in South Africa.   
   
 
''(Latest version of the '''Main Page''': 5 August, 2018)''
 
  
'''''(To skip the rest of this introductory background section, and go directly to the entries, click here: [[The ESAT Entries|THE ESAT ENTRIES]])'''''
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''<big>'''''NB''</big>.'': To skip the background information on the main page, and go directly to the '''index''' to the material in the encyclopaedia, click HERE on''': ''</big>'''[[The ESAT Entries]]'''</big>''
  
  
= '''About ESAT''' =
 
  
[[ESAT]] is a Wiki-based, online, open access encyclopaedia, currently being edited by [[Temple Hauptfleisch]] (founder, editor and project director), with [[Freddy Ogterop]], [[Ivor Markman]] and [[Miriam Terblanche]] as assistant editors. Hosted by [[Stellenbosch University]]
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''This page was last modified on 21 August, 2019''
  
Conceived in the early 1980s and registered as a research project in 1994 by [[Temple Hauptfleisch]], it was originally intended for publication in printed book format (see ''[[Companion to South African Theatre and Performance|COMSAT]]''). However, in 2008 the switch was made to the current digital, online publication, which was opened up for public access and use in late 2011.  The current open-access reference work is the result of a national research programme, involving a large number of voluntary writers, researchers, editors and technical supporters over more than 15 years. Sponsorship has come from a number of institutions, among which the most prominent have been the [[Human Sciences Research Council]] ([[HSRC]]), the [[National Research Foundation]] ([[NRF]]) and the [[University of Stellenbosch]].
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='''About the ESAT project'''=
  
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The ''[[ESAT]]'' encyclopaedia-project was conceived as an interactive resource for researchers interested in the evolution, history and forms of performance and media in South Africa, and it is based on research originally undertaken by the ''[[Centre for South African Theatre Research]]'' under the auspices of, and with the support of, the [[Human Sciences Research Council]] ([[HSRC]]) between 1979 and 1987. In 1988 the research was transferred to, and continued at, the [[University of Stellenbosch]] by the ''[[Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies]]'', with the support of the University's Division for Research Development, the former [[Centre for Science Development]] ([[CSD]])  and the [[National Research Foundation]] ([[NRF]]). The website was opened for public use in 2011.
  
'''For more detailed information about specific aspects of ''[[Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance|ESAT]]''''', click on the appropriate link below:
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'''''Please note that any opinion, finding and conclusion or recommendation expressed in this material is that of the authors and that none of the sponsors of the project accept any liability in this regard.'''''
  
#[[About ESAT|Aims, organizational structure]]
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The project is currently headed by [[Temple Hauptfleisch]] (founder, editor and project director of the undertaking), with [[Freddy Ogterop]], [[Ivor Markman]] and [[Miriam Terblanche]] as assistant editors, while numerous contributors across the globe have helped in collating and writing the information since its first inception.
#[[Contributors]]
 
#[[Background, origins and history of ESAT]]
 
#[[Basic principles in editing and using ESAT]]
 
  
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The encyclopaedia is published on the web with the assistance of  the [[University of Stellenbosch, Department of Drama|Drama Department]] (http://www.sun.ac.za/drama) and its former [[Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies]], the [[J.S. Gericke Library]] and  the division for Information Technology at the [[University of Stellenbosch]] (http://www.sun.ac.za/index.asp). The format of the work thus derives from the format used for the [[University of Stellenbosch]]'s [[Libopedia]][http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/Libopedia:About]
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project, and uses the same [[Wiki]] format and programmes.
  
You can also consult the entry on the '''[[Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance]]''' in the encyclopaedia itself.
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''For more detailed information on the nature of the project and the history and aims of the encyclopaedia, click on:'''[[About ESAT]]'''
  
= '''The [[ESAT]] address''' =
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'''You can also contact [[ESAT]] at the following addresses:'''  
  
'''''The Editor: ESAT, Department of Drama, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602, South Africa.'''''
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''Postal address'': The Editor: ESAT, Department of Drama, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602, South Africa.'''''
  
'''E-mail address: satj@sun.ac.za'''
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''E-mail address'': satj@sun.ac.za  
  
'''Fax number: (+ 27) 21 882 9141'''
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''Fax number'': (+ 27) 21 882 9141
  
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='''How to use ''ESAT'''''=
  
='''How to use ESAT'''=
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While [[ESAT]] uses the [[Wiki]] programme, which makes provision for a very useful '''''search''''' function, the database has avoided contemporary multi-screen web-design, and has been constructed rather more traditionally, like a printed encyclopaedia, with an '''[[The ESAT Entries|Index]]''' to the various entries (also called '''[[The ESAT Entries]]'''). The entries in the [[The ESAT Entries|Index]] have been grouped in '''sixteen''' distinct categories, each one managed and edited by one of the research editors.
  
While [[ESAT]] uses the [[Wiki]] programme, which makes provision for a very useful '''''search''''' function, the database has avoided contemporary multi-screen web-design, and has been constructed rather more traditionally, like a printed encyclopaedia, with an '''index''' to the various entries (called '''[[The ESAT Entries]]'''). The entries in the index have been grouped in '''fifteen''' distinct categories, each one managed and edited by one of the research editors.
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== '''Three important notes for everyone using ''ESAT''''' ==
  
== Important notes for everyone using '''ESAT''' ==
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# '''[[The main focus is on pre-21st-century theatre, film, media and performance]]'''
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# '''[[It is work in progress]]'''
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# '''[[Policy regarding offensive language and terminology]]'''
  
# [[The focus is on pre-21st-century theatre, film, media and performance]]
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To find out more about these matters, click on the relevant items listed above.
# [[It is work in progress]]
 
# [[Policy regarding offensive language and terminology]]
 
  
To find out more about these matters, click on the items above.
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== '''Accessing the database of entries''' ==
  
== Accessing the database of entries ==
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To access '''database material''' on the relevant category, the reader has two options:
  
To access database material on the relevant category, the reader has two options:
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== Using the '''"Search"''' function ==
  
=== Using the '''"Search"''' function ===
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Go to the '''''"Search"''''' block at the top right of this page (or type: Alt+F),  type in the search word/phrase and click on the '''search''' icon there (the magnifying glass) or press the '''''Enter''''' button on your keyboard.
  
Go to the '''''"Search"''''' block at the top right of this page (or type: Alt+F) and type in the search word/phrase.
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== Using the '''Index''' to '''''ESAT''''' ==
  
=== Using the '''Index to the ESAT Entries''' ===
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Simply click on '''[[The ESAT Entries]]''' at the start of this main page (or '''[[The ESAT Entries|HERE]]''') , to go to the list of 16 categories into which the material has been divided. On the list provided, click on the appropriate one, then follow instructions on the landing page.
  
Go to the '''Index to the ESAT Entries''' (below) and click on the appropriate link in the list of 16 categories of entries, then follow instructions on the landing page.
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== '''NB: Copyright and referencing of material used''' ==
  
='''INDEX TO THE ESAT ENTRIES'''=
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[[ESAT]] is an [[open access]] publication, which means that even though the material contained in the encyclopaedia is [[copyright]]ed to [[ESAT]] and the [[University of Stellenbosch]], it may be freely used for academic and artistic purposes as long as such use is clearly referenced and the material used is attributed to The '''[[Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance]]''' ('''[[ESAT]]'''), the reference also including the '''URL for the particular entry''' in [[ESAT]].
  
The entries for [[ESAT]] have been grouped in '''sixteen''' categories, grouped in '''four''' sections below, and managed and edited by one of the research editors. (Please note that public celebratory events and [[Pageant|pageants]] are viewed as single [[Performance|performances]] or [[Theatrical event|theatrical events]] for the [[South_African_Theatre/Plays|Stage Plays]], while [[Festival|festivals]] and competitions are listed in a separate category as [[South_African_Festivals|Festivals and Competitions]].)
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= '''Contributing to ''ESAT''''' =
 
 
'''IMPORTANT''':
 
 
 
For information on  the bibliographic conventions used in [[ESAT]] listings as a whole, go to: '''[[ESAT Bibliographic Conventions]]'''
 
 
 
'''''To access database material on the relevant category, click on the appropriate link below.'''''
 
 
 
'''1. Overviews of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance'''
 
 
#[[South African Film/Overview|Film]]
 
#[[South African Media/Overview|Radio and TV]]
 
#[[South African Theatre/Overview|Theatre and Performance]]
 
 
 
'''2. Terminology and Thematic Entries'''
 
 
 
#[[The South African Context/General Terminology and Thematic Entries|General Terminology and Thematic Entries]]
 
#[[South African Film /Terminology and Thematic Entries|South African Film]]
 
#[[South African Media/Terminology and Thematic Entries|South African Media]]
 
#[[South African Theatre/Terminology and Thematic Entries|South African Theatre]]
 
 
 
'''3. Individual Entries'''
 
 
 
#[[South_African_Festivals|Festivals and Competitions]]
 
#[[South_African_Films|Films]] 
 
#[[South African Personalities|Personalities]]
 
#[[South_African_Radio/Plays|Radio Plays and Serials]]
 
#[[South_African_Theatre/Plays|Stage Plays]]
 
#[[South_African_Television/Plays|Television Plays and Series]]
 
#[[South African Venues, Companies, Societies, etc|Venues, Companies, Societies, etc.]]
 
 
 
'''4. Resources'''
 
 
 
#[[ESAT Chronology|A Chronology of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance]]
 
#[[ESAT Bibliography|A Bibliography of South African South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance]]
 
 
 
= '''Copyright and referencing of material used''' =
 
 
 
[[ESAT]] is an [[open access]] publication, which means that even though the material contained in the encyclopaedia is copyrighted to [[ESAT]] and the [[University of Stellenbosch]], it may be freely used for academic and artistic purposes as long as such use is clearly referenced and the material used is attributed to The '''[[Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance]]''' ('''[[ESAT]]'''), the reference also including the '''URL for the particular entry''' in [[ESAT]].
 
 
 
= '''An invitation to contribute to ESAT''' =
 
  
 
All researchers, artists and other interested parties are invited to help us to expand, improve, update and correct [[ESAT]] since, by its very nature, the database will always be incomplete and prone to error on occasion.
 
All researchers, artists and other interested parties are invited to help us to expand, improve, update and correct [[ESAT]] since, by its very nature, the database will always be incomplete and prone to error on occasion.
  
== Submitting contributions, suggestions and corrections  to [[ESAT]] ==
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To find how you can contribute, click here: '''[[Contributing to ESAT]]'''.
 
 
There are a number of ways of submitting entries, suggestions or material, as described below.
 
 
 
=== NB Note about the possibility of registering a Wiki-account===
 
 
 
Unlike [[Wikipedia]] and similar websites, [[ESAT]] does '''not''' allow anyone, except the appointed researchers on the research programme, to make changes directly to the [[ESAT]] website. When we began there ''was'' a facility for applying for an ESAT account available on the website, a facility which is an inherent part of the Wiki-programme. However, that has now been disabled as far as the ESAT project is concerned.
 
 
 
'''So we ask that you please submit material and suggestions to the ''Editor'', in one of the ways described below. On receipt, the contributions will all be seriously considered and assessed by the research team, for inclusion where and if suitable.'''
 
 
 
If used, you will naturally be credited as one of the '''Sources''' for the article, so we ask that you also supply us with the name we have to credit.
 
 
 
=== Ways of submitting material for inclusion ===
 
 
 
To submit any pieces of data, visual material or suggestions for alterations,  '''please send such proposals, changes, edits, and new material in Word-format (and if possible as an e-mail attachment)  directly to the Editor at satj@sun.ac.za for evaluation and inclusion.'''
 
 
 
If you wish to write up a full, new '''entry''' and send it to us, you may do so using the '''[[ESAT Templates]]''', which are explained and provided below as a guideline for entries in various sections of the encyclopaedia.
 
 
 
Original material, such as CV's, documents, photographs and other material can also be scanned and sent to the same address for possible use as source material or illustrations.
 
 
 
'''VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you submit all necessary and relevant ''references'' for sources used to compile entries, sources (and copyright holders) of material submitted, or information supplied.'''
 
 
 
Material can also be mailed or faxed to any of the following addresses for the attention of the Editor:
 
 
 
The Editor: ESAT, Department of Drama, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602, South Africa.
 
 
 
Fax number: (+ 27) 21 882 9141
 
 
 
= '''The [[ESAT Templates]]''' =
 
 
 
We have devised the following templates for the various categories in the encyclopaedia (see [[The ESAT Entries|Index to ESAT Entries]] above), and we invite you to use them when preparing material to submit to us, especially when submitting full, new entries. To find the appropriate '''[[ESAT]] Template''' for your purposes, click on the category below:
 
 
 
#[[Film ESAT Template]]
 
#[[Personalities ESAT Template]]
 
#[[Radio Plays & series ESAT Template]]
 
#[[Stage Plays ESAT Template]]
 
#[[Festivals and Competitions Template]]
 
#[[Themes and definitions ESAT Template]]
 
#[[TV Drama & series ESAT Template]]
 
#[[Venues, Companies, Institutions etc ESAT Template]]
 
 
 
 
 
Please use the headings outlined in the appropriate category to write up your entry/entries for inclusion in ESAT. Do so in a ''Word'' document, and then mail it back to us as an e-mail attachment '''satj@sun.ac.za''', or in a letter to the address given above, and we will upload it onto the website.
 

Latest revision as of 05:54, 7 September 2019

Welcome to the Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance (ESAT), the open access, online and Wiki-based, digital reference work on theatre, film, media and performance in South Africa.

NB.: To skip the background information on the main page, and go directly to the index to the material in the encyclopaedia, click HERE on: The ESAT Entries


This page was last modified on 21 August, 2019

About the ESAT project

The ESAT encyclopaedia-project was conceived as an interactive resource for researchers interested in the evolution, history and forms of performance and media in South Africa, and it is based on research originally undertaken by the Centre for South African Theatre Research under the auspices of, and with the support of, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) between 1979 and 1987. In 1988 the research was transferred to, and continued at, the University of Stellenbosch by the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies, with the support of the University's Division for Research Development, the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) and the National Research Foundation (NRF). The website was opened for public use in 2011.

Please note that any opinion, finding and conclusion or recommendation expressed in this material is that of the authors and that none of the sponsors of the project accept any liability in this regard.

The project is currently headed by Temple Hauptfleisch (founder, editor and project director of the undertaking), with Freddy Ogterop, Ivor Markman and Miriam Terblanche as assistant editors, while numerous contributors across the globe have helped in collating and writing the information since its first inception.

The encyclopaedia is published on the web with the assistance of the Drama Department (http://www.sun.ac.za/drama) and its former Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies, the J.S. Gericke Library and the division for Information Technology at the University of Stellenbosch (http://www.sun.ac.za/index.asp). The format of the work thus derives from the format used for the University of Stellenbosch's Libopedia[1] project, and uses the same Wiki format and programmes.

For more detailed information on the nature of the project and the history and aims of the encyclopaedia, click on:About ESAT

You can also contact ESAT at the following addresses:

Postal address: The Editor: ESAT, Department of Drama, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, MATIELAND 7602, South Africa.

E-mail address: satj@sun.ac.za

Fax number: (+ 27) 21 882 9141

How to use ESAT

While ESAT uses the Wiki programme, which makes provision for a very useful search function, the database has avoided contemporary multi-screen web-design, and has been constructed rather more traditionally, like a printed encyclopaedia, with an Index to the various entries (also called The ESAT Entries). The entries in the Index have been grouped in sixteen distinct categories, each one managed and edited by one of the research editors.

Three important notes for everyone using ESAT

  1. The main focus is on pre-21st-century theatre, film, media and performance
  2. It is work in progress
  3. Policy regarding offensive language and terminology

To find out more about these matters, click on the relevant items listed above.

Accessing the database of entries

To access database material on the relevant category, the reader has two options:

Using the "Search" function

Go to the "Search" block at the top right of this page (or type: Alt+F), type in the search word/phrase and click on the search icon there (the magnifying glass) or press the Enter button on your keyboard.

Using the Index to ESAT

Simply click on The ESAT Entries at the start of this main page (or HERE) , to go to the list of 16 categories into which the material has been divided. On the list provided, click on the appropriate one, then follow instructions on the landing page.

NB: Copyright and referencing of material used

ESAT is an open access publication, which means that even though the material contained in the encyclopaedia is copyrighted to ESAT and the University of Stellenbosch, it may be freely used for academic and artistic purposes as long as such use is clearly referenced and the material used is attributed to The Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance (ESAT), the reference also including the URL for the particular entry in ESAT.

Contributing to ESAT

All researchers, artists and other interested parties are invited to help us to expand, improve, update and correct ESAT since, by its very nature, the database will always be incomplete and prone to error on occasion.

To find how you can contribute, click here: Contributing to ESAT.