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New South African Plays Synopsis

Edited by Charles J. Fourie The Playground by Beverly Naidoo | Taxi by Sibusiso Mamba | Green Man Flashing by Mike Van Graan | Rejoice by James Whylie | What the Water Gave Me by Rehane Abrahams | To House by Ashwin Singh A collection of six plays dealing with the new South Africa, published in 2006 to celebrate 10 years of democracy post-apartheid. Plays about racial conflict, the impact of AIDS, power and corruption, the legacy of the past and female identity.

New South African Plays Press Reviews

The Plays The Playground by Beverly Naidoo floats on a haunting, echoing raft of traditional South African harmonies that make watching it a joyful experience as well as a thought-provoking one... Time Out Critics' Choice - Pick of the Year Taxi by Sibusiso Mamba: Edinburgh fringe first winner a superbly written and produced play... A fine piece of work that's refreshingly free of cliches. Daily Mail, Pick of the Week Green Man Flashing by Mike Van Graan ...This finely crafted drama tears at the heart and soul of our democracy, and rips at the underbelly of corruption and political power through its astute writing... Star Tonight Rejoice by James Whylie ... the cruellest irony of all is left until the end... the same one which has spelled the death of Rejoice... And millions more. Friends of BBC Radio 3 What the Water Gave Me by Rehane Abrahams tales that retrieve ancient magics and reveal contemporary terrors... Cape Times To House by Ashwin Singh: Finalist in the 2003 PANSA (Performing Arts Network of SA) Festival of Reading of New Writing (the country's foremost playwriting contest) To House is an important piece of theatre; in it people voice opinions that are uncomfortable and edgy. The cathartic and therapeutic value of hearing these things said aloud in a public place is part of our essential healing process and proves, once again, that art has the ability to go where angels fear to tread. Daily News, Durban

Book Information

ISBN: 9780954233013
Publication date: 11th January 2006
Author: Beverley Naidoo, Mike van Graan, James Whyle
Publisher: Aurora Metro Books an imprint of Aurora Metro Publications
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

About Beverley Naidoo, Mike van Graan, James Whyle

About the editor Charles Fourie is one of the leading playwrights of his generation. His multi-award-winning plays have been produced at the Baxter Theatre, South Africa and at the Croydon Warehouse Theatre in London. He has been actively involved with promoting South African playwrights abroad.

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