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Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, and Greg Homann, eds. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre.

Martin Middeke, Peter Paul Schnierer, and Greg Homann, eds. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pp. vii + 384. $39.95 paper, $120.00 cloth.

This volume begins with about the editors (vii) and an introduction by the editors (1-14). The primary text is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Overview Essay," includes: Sarah Roberts, "The 'Pioneers'" (17-42); Jane Taylor, "Contemporary Collaborators I: Kentridge/Handspring/Taylor" (43-58); Yvette Hutchison, "Contemporary Collaborators II: Magnet Theatre" (59-76); Robyn Sassen, "Physical Theatre" (77-92); Emma Durden, "Popular Community Theatre" (93108); Veronica Baxter, "The Theatre Makers in One-Person Format" (109-22). Part 2, "Playwrights," includes: Dennis Walder, "Athol Fugard" (125-44); Anton Krueger, "Reza de Wet" (145-62); Adrienne Sichel, "Paul Slabolepszy" (463-76); Kene Igweonu, "Zakes Mda" (177-94); Loren A. Kruger, "Lara Foot" (195-208); Brent Meersman, "Mike van Graan" (209-26); Michael Titlestad, "Cragin Higginson" (227-40); Muff Andersson, "Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom" (241-58); Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., "Brett Baily" (259-76); Mervyn McMurtry, "Pieter-Dirk Uys" (277-92); Miki Flockemann and Rolf Solberg, "Fatima Dike" (293-310); Marcia Blumberg, "Yael Farber" (311-20); Greg Homann, "Emerging Playwrights and Significant Plays" (321-40); An interview with Greg Homann (2 February 2015), "Aubrey Sekhabi" (341-64). The volume concludes with an index (365-84).

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