The Drama of South Africa: Plays, Pageants and Publics Since 1910

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The Drama of South Africa: Plays, Pageants and Publics Since 1910 by Kruger,Loren, 9780415179836
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  • ISBN: 9780415179836 | 0415179831
  • Cover: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 8/17/1999

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This groundbreaking book is the first to comprehensively chronicle the development of dramatic writing and performance in twentieth century South Africa. Concentrating on pageant and ceremony as well as conventional dramatic literature, Loren Kruger discusses in detail both well-known figures such as Athol Fugard and lesser-known actors, directors and impresarios whom have enriched the theatre of South Africa.The Drama of South Africainvestigates the impact on South African theatre of the American musical, minstrel shows, vaudeville and Black Power. She also highlights the contributions of women, South Asians and other minorities, and concludes with a discussion of the post-apartheid character of South Africa at the end of the twentieth century.

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