South African Theatre Beyond 2000: Theatricalising the Unspeakable - Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa

South African Theatre Beyond 2000: Theatricalising the Unspeakable

By Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-01-01
  • Book Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author: Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa
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In 1989 as leaders of the African National Congress met to chart the endgame of apartheid, Albie Sachs famously observed "We all know where South Africa is, but we do not yet know what it is" (1990a:19). Two decades later South Africa is a fully realised democracy but the promise of this revolutionary achievement has yielded to the challenges of dealing with apartheid legacies--not only those around political reconciliation, but scenarios that include spiralling crime and violence, unemployment, poverty, corruption, and a multitude of social problems that appear to be compounded in the present. During the decades of apartheid, theatrical forms included physical theatre, musicals, satirical shows, and realistic drama, but the overarching

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