South African Radio/Plays
In this section we have list not only of radio plays and serials written by South Africans, but also plays and series written by international authors, but recorded and broadcast locally, using South African voice artists. These lists are all arranged alphabetically according to the title of the drama/serial.
Notes for using this section
(1) Use of articles: In accordance with normal bibliographic usage, in cases where the titles of plays and performances contain one of the initial articles A, An or The, the items are listed alphabetically according to the word following that initial article. (In the case of Afrikaans the articles are 'n or Die, and in the case of Dutch Een, Di, Die, Den or Het.) The article is then put at the end of the title. To illustrate: "The Guest by Ross Devenish " is listed as "Guest, The by Ross Devenish " under #G. Please note that radio dramas with titles starting with a numeral or date are placed in a separate listing marked #Numbers or dates.
(2) Capitalization of titles: Since this encyclopaedia is written in English and the convention in English is to capitalize all nouns and verbs in the title of a publication or play, the same usage is extended here to titles in other languages, where the conventions may be different. The case of Afrikaans titles is particularly important here, since only the first word in an Afrikaans title is normally capitalized, the rest being written in lower case. So the play Die glasdeur will appear here as Die Glasdeur, Die masker will be written Die Masker, and so on.
For more information on the general bibliographic conventions used in ESAT, go to:
Click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet under the relevant list below to obtain an alphabetical listing of links to entries.
Radio dramas and serials
Some items are listed under dates or numbers. To see the list (arranged numerically), click below: #Numbers or dates
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