South African theatre beyond 2000: Theatricalising the unspeakable

@article{Blumberg2009SouthAT,
  title={South African theatre beyond 2000: Theatricalising the unspeakable},
  author={Marcia Blumberg},
  journal={Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={238 - 260}
}
  • Marcia Blumberg
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Psychology
  • Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa
Abstract The article examines theatre beyond 2000 – a volatile period (a second interregnum) in South Africa. Playwrights and theatre practitioners explore a range of what would previously have been unspeakable issues and South African theatre is accomplishing important political work. I use ‘unspeakable’ in two ways: firstly, voices from diverse, formerly marginalised South Africans, who were oppressed and silenced, are now giving voice to their experiences. Secondly, the issues that… 
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