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Kinder- en jeugtoneel in Afrikaans: oorsig en tendense

J.L. Coetser
Literator | Vol 25, No 3 | a265 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v25i3.265 | © 2004 J.L. Coetser | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 July 2004 | Published: 31 July 2004

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J.L. Coetser, Departement Afrikaans en Algemene Literatuurwetenskap, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Children’s and youth theatre in Afrikaans: Overview and trends

This article consists of two main parts. The first part provides a historical overview of children’s and youth theatre in Afrikaans, followed by the identification of some trends associated with this form of theatre. The initial aim of the article is to supplement current brief overviews of children’s and youth theatre and then to postulate that the same social, political and economic influences are present in children’s and youth theatre as in theatre intended for adult audiences. The discussion concludes that children’s and youth plays in Afrikaans, notably those published after 1922, offer indications of realities that playwrights, audiences and readers of these plays were confronted with.

Keywords

History Of Afrikaans Childrens And Youth Theatre; Overview Of Afrikaans Childrens And Youth Theatre; Trends In Afrikaans Childrens And Youth Theatre

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