Theatre in Transformation

Artistic Processes and Cultural Policy in South Africa

Are artists seismographs during processes of transformation? Is theatre a mirror of society? And how does it influence society offstage? To address these questions, this collection brings together analyses of cultural policy in post-apartheid South Africa and actors of the performing arts discussing political theatre and cultural activism. Case studies grant inside views of the State Theatre in Pretoria, the Market Theatre in Johannesburg and the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, followed by a documentation of panel discussions on the Soweto Theatre. The texts collected here bring to the surface new faces and voices who advance the performing arts with their images and lexicons revolving around topics such as patriarchy, femicide and xenophobia.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Inhalt

    Seiten 5 - 8
  3. Theatre in Transformation. Foreword of the editors

    Seiten 9 - 14
  4. Bibliography

    Seite 14
  5. Prologue: Time to take stock?. The Role of Theatre in Transformation

    Seiten 15 - 24
  6. Theatre in Transformation. The history

    Arts and Culture in South Africa. Taking Centre Stage on the Globe from Colonialism, Fascism, Apar theid and Beyond

    Seiten 27 - 36
  7. Pinholes against apartheid. A Brief History of Political Theatre in South Africa

    Seiten 37 - 42
  8. Theatre of Resistance. The Funda Community College in South Africa from the 1980s to the 1990s

    Seiten 43 - 52
  9. The Unequal Brothers. The controversial history of the two leading South African theatres

    Seiten 53 - 58
  10. Transformation in Theatre. The discourse

    The performing arts as a social force. South Africa's post-apar theid theatre in the process of transformation

    Seiten 61 - 66
  11. "Taking meat to the knives". Report of the panel discussion "Political Power of Theatre - Cultural Policy for Theatre in South Africa"

    Seiten 67 - 82
  12. Same old apartheid drama or new democratic play?. Report of the panel discussion "The State of Theatre in Soweto"

    Seiten 83 - 100
  13. Soul food. South Africa's theatre shows how the country is seeking its future role

    Seiten 101 - 104
  14. Theatre for Protest. The political dimension

    The State of the Nation's redress re-dressed. The new forms of protest in South African Theatre and the Theatre of Excess

    Seiten 107 - 120
  15. Political Theatre and Cultural Activism in the Free State Province, South Africa. The vacuum lef t by the death of Thamsanqa Duncan Moleko

    Seiten 121 - 130
  16. Ubulution! A re-imagining of protest and the public sphere in contemporary theatre

    Seiten 131 - 146
  17. Artists as "Seismographs", Theatre as a "Mirror" of Society? Conversation with Cultural Activists: Yvette Hardie, Ismail Mahomed and Omphile Molusi about Social Transformation

    Seiten 147 - 150
  18. Theatre for Young Audiences. The Art of Education

    Between Traditional Practise and Contemporary Forms. Theatre for Young Audiences in (South-) Africa

    Seiten 153 - 156
  19. The ideal of a Rainbow Nation 1. What Theatre Arts and Cultural Policy in Europe can learn from Southern Africa

    Seiten 157 - 172
  20. Cradle of Creativity. Cape Town was the Capital of Theatre for Young Audiences

    Seiten 173 - 176
  21. Who's saying what about whom? South Africa's next generation is on a quest for its own identity

    Seiten 177 - 182
  22. Township Theatre Making. An Ethnographic Study about a Developmental Tool for Khayelitsha Youth

    Seiten 183 - 190
  23. Freedom of Expression. Perspectives on the Performing Arts

    From "Playing" to "Working". Arresting systemic labour regression in the creative economy of Theatre in South Africa

    Seiten 193 - 202
  24. Staring Dispassionately into the Abyss. Director and Author Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom from Soweto

    Seiten 203 - 208
  25. Theatre Development and Cultural Policy in Rural Areas. A grassroots perspective from Nor th West Province, South Africa

    Seiten 209 - 218
  26. Are we actually deeply enough… …with these socio-political questions in our theatres?

    Seiten 219 - 224
  27. Scratching the Wounds of the Past. A Playwright-Director's Note on the Play - Silent Scars

    Seiten 225 - 232
  28. Application of indigenous performance techniques in South African theatre. The case of Mmabana Ar ts Culture Spor ts and Foundation, North West Province

    Seiten 233 - 242
  29. Unleashing the caged power of the Black girl. South Africa's sociological theatre landscape

    Seiten 243 - 248
  30. Epilogue: Theatre and the post-apartheid condition

    Seiten 249 - 254
  31. Authors List

    Seiten 255 - 258
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17 January 2019, 258 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4682-5

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Wolfgang Schneider

Wolfgang Schneider, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Deutschland

Lebogang L. Nawa

Lebogang L. Nawa, Segarona Culture Institute, Südafrika

Book title
Theatre in Transformation Artistic Processes and Cultural Policy in South Africa
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung
Commodity Group
PER011020 POL038000
Release date
17 January 2019
Kultur, Politik, Theater
Cultural Studies, Theatre Science, Arts Sociology
Theatre Arts, Transformation Processes, Cultural Policy, Theatre, Culture, Politics, Theatre Studies, Africa

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