Theatre in Transformation

Artistic Processes and Cultural Policy in South Africa

Edited by Wolfgang Schneider and Lebogang L. Nawa

Transcript-Verlag

Theatre in Transformation

Pub Date: September 2019

ISBN: 9783837646825

258 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Theatre in Transformation

Artistic Processes and Cultural Policy in South Africa

Edited by Wolfgang Schneider and Lebogang L. Nawa

Transcript-Verlag

Are artists seismographs during processes of transformation? Is theater 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 theater 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 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.

About the Author

Wolfgang Schneider is chair holder of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development and professor for cultural policy at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.

Lebogang L. Nawa is a former postdoctoral researcher at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and now director of the privately owned Segarona Culture Institute, South Africa.