Shakespeare in South Africa: Stage Productions During the Apartheid Era

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Shakespeare in South Africa: Stage Productions During the Apartheid Era - Quince, Rohan
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In 1946, Prime Minister Jan Smuts was impressed by a Coloured production of The Tempest . In 1971, President C. R. Swart nearly walked out of an Africanized Afrikaans version of King Lear . In 1975, Kwazulu Chief Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi was inspired by a Zulu Macbeth . How did Shakespeare's plays intersect with South African history during the apartheid era? Rohan Quince briefly traces the theatrical history of Shakespeare in South Africa, focusing mainly on productions between 1946 and 1993, a period that saw ...

Shakespeare in South Africa: Stage Productions During the Apartheid Era 2000, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820440613

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