The Drama of South Africa comprehensively chronicles the development of dramatic writing and performance from 1910, when the country came into official existence, to the advent of post-apartheid. Eminent theatre historian Loren Kruger discusses well-known figures, as well as lesser-known performers and directors who have enriched the theatre of South Africa. She also highlights the contribution of women and other minorities, concluding with a discussion of the post-apartheid character of South Africa at the end of the twentieth century.
'This author's work is widely read and admired by scholars active in the field of theatre studies … her scholarship is careful and extensive, and her dieas clear and well expressed.' - Lizbeth Goodman, University of Surrey
'A much needed book.' - Richard Schechner, New York University
'Kruger's research is impressive: thorough, wide-ranging, and clearly documented with an excellent bibliography of scripts and secondary sources. The Drama of South Africa is certain to become a cornerstone of all subsequent studies of South African theatre, and an often-cited reference in studies of African and postcolonial theatre more generally.' - Catherine M. Cole, Theatre Journal
'A much needed textbook for students of drama and theatre.' - Artsmart
'Loren Kruger has done the South African theatre research community a singular service with her attempt to break through the artificial barriers of the apartheid cultural heritage it is both timely and valuable.' - Temple Hauptfleisch, Research in African Literatures
'The Drama of South Africa is an outstanding book it should be read by all who care about (per)forming post-apartheid society.' - Simon Lewis, H-Net Review