The Complete Sketsh: Facsimile Edition

The Complete Sketsh: Facsimile Edition by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh 153301938X 9781533019387
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The Complete Sketsh is a facsimile edition of the seven issues of a theatre and entertainment magazine that was published in South Africa between 1972 and 1979 and which reflected the ideas, debates and practice of those excluded from segregated white culture and which flourished against all the odds. The 1970s were an extraordinary decade in the history of South African theatre and Sketsh Magazine has proved to be an extraordinary record of it. The pages of Sketsh are a window into the arts and, in particular, the theatre of a unique period in the history of South Africans heroic struggle to survive with dignity, achieve wonders, express their hopes and fears and lay claim to their shared humanity in the dark days of apartheid. At last theatre and visual and performing arts practitioners, scholars, students and anyone interested in what was going on in the unsegregated arts activity of South Africa in the 1970s can access the hugely informative pages of Sketsh Magazine, which described itself as South Africas magazine for popular theatre and entertainment [first five issues] and South Africas magazine for theatre and entertainment [last two issues]. A number of researchers and authors have published on or included a study of the theatre and performing arts of the 1970s but hitherto the treasure trove of information contained in the pages of Sketsh has been literally a closed book to them. This should now change as at last that book can be opened in the form of this facsimile edition. In addition to the texts and graphics of the seven issues, The Complete Sketsh includes a Reading List at the end of the book for those who wish to find out more about the theatre personalities, developments and works referred to in Sketsh Magazine. There is also a Consolidated Contents and a list of contributors.

Author: Robert Mshengu Kavanagh

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016-07-16


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