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Temple Hauptfleisch, Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies, 2008

Biography

Temple Hauptfleisch (1945-) Theatre researcher, academic, critic, historian, lecturer, dramatist and occasional actor.

Born in Bloemfontein, 27 June 1945, schooling at Grey College (1950-1962), University of the Orange Free State (UOFS) (BA & BA Hons in English 1963-1969) and the University of South Africa (MA, 1972 and D.Litt et Phil, 1978).

Teacher at Grey College, while a part-time actor and front of house manager for the Performing Arts Council of the Orange Free State (PACOFS).

In 1972 joined the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria as sociolinguist, from 1978 head of the National Documentation Centre for the Performing Arts, later the Centre for South African Theatre Research (CESAT).

From 1988-1994 senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department, lecturing on theatre history and theory, and running workshops in playwriting.

In 1994 founded the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies and later became professor and elected Chair of the Department (1995-2005) and director of the H.B.Thom Theatre (1995-2003).

After retiring as chair, served as research professor and Director of the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies (2006-2009). Writer of over 80 articles and 8 books on the history and sociology of South African and international theatre, including South African Theatre: Four Plays and an Introduction) (with Ian Steadman, 1984), Theatre and Society in South Africa: Reflections in a Fractured Mirror (1997) (See also Section 5: A Bibliography of South African Theatre) Editor of 11 play-collections for schools and author of 15 plays. Prominent are Wie is Leopold?(1971), Bloedlyn [Bloodline] (1975?), Op Salvokop (1984?) and André (1985?).

In 2002 he received a National Arts Council grant to develop the play One for the Road to Damaskus. Co-founder and publisher of the South African Theatre Journal (with Ian Steadman) (1987-), later sole editor & publisher (1998-).

Founder and former chair of the South African Society Theatre Research (1999-2002) and a member of the executive of the International Federation for Theatre Research since 1998. Awards: Winner, ATKV One-Act Playwriting Competition 1971, Vita Award for Theatre Research (1982), Rector’s Award for Outstanding Research, University of Stellenbosch (1999) and a B1 rating as researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) (2002).

Temple Hauptfleisch has a D.Litt et Phil in English Literature from the University of South Africa and is a former head of the Centre for SA Theatre Research (CESAT – 1979-1987), Chair of the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department (1995-2005) and director of the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies at Stellenbosch (1994-2009). He is currently Research Professor in the Department. He was also the co-founder and is current editor/publisher of the South African Theatre Journal (1987-) and a member of the editorial boards of the journals Shakespeare in South Africa (1986-), African Performance Review (2006-), Perfformio (2008-), Critical Perspectives (2007-), and Critical Stages (2008-).

A member of numerous academic societies, he has served on the executive of the International Federation for Theatre Research (1999-2008) and is a member of the editorial board of the Rodopi series Themes in Theatre - Collective Approaches to Theatre and Performance (Editor: Peter Eversman). He has written more than eighty works on the history of South African theatre, research methodology and the sociology of theatre since 1978, including numerous encylopaedia entries on aspects of theatre and performance in the country for international publishers and 8 book-length publications. The most influential books have been Athol Fugard: A Source Guide (Co-authors: Wilma Viljoen and Celeste Van Greunen, Johannesburg: Ad Donker, 1982), South African Theatre - Four plays and an Introduction (Co-author & -editor with Ian Steadman, Pretoria: De Jager-HAUM 1984), The Breytie Book: Essays on South African Theatre. (Johannesburg: The Limelight Press, 1985), Theatre and Society in South Africa: Reflections in a Fractured Mirror (J.L. van Schaik, 1997), Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture (co-edited with Shulamith Lev-Aladgem, Jacqueline Martin, Willmar Sauter and Henri Schoenmakers, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2007).

Current projects are the Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre website and ongoing research with The African Theatre and Performance Working group of the IFTR. He is also a published Afrikaans playwright, and a compiler and editor of 12 play collections for schools.

Brief Statement of Research Interests

Contact Information

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Qualifications

Experience

International Exposure

Committees

Social Media/News Items

Upcoming Events 2012

Publications

Books

Hauptfleisch, Temple, Viljoen, Wilma & Van Greunen, Celeste (comps.). 1982. Athol Fugard. A Source Guide. Johannesburg: Ad Donker.

Hauptfleisch, Temple & Steadman, Ian (eds.). 1984. South African Theatre: Four Plays and an Introduction. Pretoria: HAUM Educational.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1984. Towards A Methodology For Theatre Research: A South African Perspective. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council.

Hauptfleisch, Temple (ed.). 1985. The Breytie Book: A Collection of Articles on South African Theatre Dedicated to P.P.B. Breytenbach. Johannesburg: The Limelight Press.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1997. Theatre and Society in South Africa: Reflections in a Fractured Mirror. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Hauptfleisch, Temple, Lev-Aladgem, Martin, Jacqueline, Sauter, Willmar & Schoenmakers, Henri (eds.). 2007. Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture. Amsterdam, Rodopi.

Chapters in Books

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1983. Taalvariasie op die verhoog: enkele gedagtes na aanleiding van Afrikaanse voorbeelde, in Claassen, G.N. & Van Rensburg, M.C.J. (eds.). Taalverskeidenheid: ʼn Blik op die Spektrum van Ttaalvariasie in Afrikaans. Pretoria: Academica. 63-79.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1984. Die magiese kring: skepping, herskepping en resepsie in die teater, in Malan, Charles (ed.) Spel en Spieël. Besprekings van die Moderne Afrikaanse Drama en Teater. Johannesburg: Perskor. 36-50.

Hauptfleisch, Temple, Viljoen, Wilma & Cornelissen, Annette 1985. South African theatre today: a look at the year 1981, in Hauptfleisch, Temple (ed.). The Breytie Book: A Collection of Articles on South African Theatre Dedicated to P.P.B. Breytenbach. Johannesburg: The Limelight press. 131-140.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1988. Multilingual theatre and apartheid society (1970-1987), in Bauer, Roger & Fokkema, Douwe (eds.). Proceedings of the XIIth congress of the International Comparative Literature Association : 1988, Munich = Actes du XIIe congrès de l'Association internationale de littérature comparée. München : Iudicium

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1991. Athol Fugard: the image, the word and the ‘carnal reality’, in Robert L. Ross (ed.). International Literature in English: Essays on the Major Writers. New York: Garland Publishing. 607-620.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1992. Alternative dreams: recent South African playwriting in English, in Chapman, Michael, Gardner, Colin & Mphahlele, Es’kia (eds.). Perspectives on South African English Literature. Johannesburg: Ad Donker. 403-421.

Hauptfleisch, Temple & Kruger, Marie 1997a. South Africa, in Rubin, Don (ed.). The World Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Theatre. Vol. 3: Africa. London: Routledge. 268-297.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2004. Eventification: utilizing the theatrical system to frame the event, in Cremona, Vicky Ann ... [et al.]; IFTR/FIRT Theatrical Event Working Group. Theatrical Events: Borders, Dynamics, Frames. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 279-302.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2005. Südafrikanisches Theater – Entwicklungen und Strömungen von Vergangenheit bis Gegenwart, in Arndt, S. & Berndt, K. (eds.). Kreatives Afrika: SchriftstellerInnen über Literatur, Theater und Gesellschaft: eine Festschrift für Eckhard Breitinger. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag. 91-116.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2005. Musiek en Drama, in Grové, Izak J. (ed.). Konservatorium 1905-2005 Stellenbosch: African Sun Media. 24-26.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2007 Festivals as eventifying systems, in Hauptfleisch, Temple, Lev-Aladgem, Martin, Jacqueline, Sauter, Willmar & Schoenmakers, Henri (eds.). Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture. Amsterdam, Rodopi. 39-47.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2007 In Search of the Rainbow: The Little Karoo National Arts Festival and the Search for Cultural Identity in South Africa, in Hauptfleisch, Temple, Lev-Aladgem, Martin, Jacqueline, Sauter, Willmar & Schoenmakers, Henri (eds.). Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture. Amsterdam, Rodopi. 79-96.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2007 Theater: Southern Africa, in Middleton, John & Miller, Joseph C. (eds.). The New Encyclopedia of Africa. 2nd ed. New York: Charles Scribner and Sons. (5):43-50.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2007 South African Theatre – Some Major Trends, in Arndt, Susan & Berndt, Katrin (eds.). Words and Worlds: African Writing, Theatre and Society; A Commemorative Publication in Honour of Eckhard Breitinger. Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press. 57-75.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2008 Introduction, in Migliarisi, Anna (ed.). Stanislavsky and Directing. Theory, Practice and Influence. Toronto: Legas.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2009 Die Dramaturg as Dromer., in De Wet, Reza Die Blou Uur Kaapstad: Maskew Miller Longman.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2009 Rating the Theatre Practioner: A South African Case-study, in Riley, Shannon Rose Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. 42-50.

Hauptfleisch, Temple & Van Lill, Hilda 2011. Ibsen on the Platteland: The First Professional Production of A Doll’s House (1929) in Afrikaans, in Fischer-Lichte, Erika, Gronau, Barbara & Weiler, Christel (eds.). Global Ibsen: Performing Multiple Modernities. New York & London:Routledge, 19-38.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2011 Foreword, in Igweonu, Kene (ed.). Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance. Amsterdam/New York, NY Rodopi.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2011 From Trance Dance to PaR: Theatre and Performance Studies in South Africa, in Igweonu, Kene (ed.). Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance. Amsterdam, Rodopi. 171-190.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2011 Theater and Performance, in Johnson, Krista & Jacobs, Sean (eds.). Encyclopedia of South Africa. Boulder Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Inaugural Addresses

Research Articles

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1980. Theatre research in South Africa. Critical Arts, 1(3) :11-22.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1982. André Huguenet en die Suid-Afrikaanse teater. Lantern, 31(4):8-23.

Hauptfleisch, Temple, Van Rooyen, Eunice & Cornelissen, Annette 1983. Thoughts on theatre in South Africa during 1981: a review of some trends. Teaterforum, 4(1):54-76.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1984. Theatre research: some thoughts on a new discipline. Teaterforum, 5(1):66-79.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1985. Dramaturg en dialek : enkele gedagtes oor dramatiese dialoog. Teaterforum, 6(1):46-72.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1985. South Africa: a laboratory for theatre research. Communicatio, 11(2):38-44.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1986. The Market Theatre. Lantern, 35(4) :79-80.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1986. Die nuwe drama. De Kat, 1(11):22-23.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1987. Beyond street theatre and festival: the forms of South African theatre. Maske und Kothurn. 33:1-2.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1988. From the Savoy to Soweto: The shifting paradigm in South African theatre. South African Theatre Journal, 2(1):35-63.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1988. To capture the moment passing: the work of the Centre for South African Theatre Research. Opvoeding en Kultuuur, 11(2):17. June.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1988. The International Symposium on Popular Entertainment as a reflection of national identity. South African Theatre Journal, 2(2):76-80.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1989. Citytalk, theatretalk: dialect, dialogue and multilingual theatre in South Africa. English in Africa, 16(1):71-91.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1989. Of actors, academics and the making of theatre (editorial). South African Theatre Journal, 3(1):1-2.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1989. Sjampanje vir Ontbyt, deur Hennie Aucamp. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 3(2):126-128.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1989. Spelers op soek na ‘n konteks. Afrikaans en die nuwe paradigma in die teater. Stilet, 1(1):29-50.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1990. Some thoughts on the future of performance- and theatre research in a “New South Africa” (editorial). South African Theatre Journal, 4(1):6-11.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1991. Of performers, performances and performance theory (editorial). South African Theatre Journal, 5(2):1-2.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1991. SATJ co-editor Temple Hauptfleisch talks to Richard Schechner during his visit to the Western Cape in August 1990. South African Theatre Journal, 5(2):15-21.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1992. Post-colonial criticism, performance theory and the evolving forms of South African theatre. South African Theatre Journal, 6(2):64-83.

Hauptfleisch, Temple & Hutchison, Yvette 1992. The social relevance of play (editorial). South African Theatre Journal, 6(1):1-3.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1992. Syncretism, hybridism and crossover theatre in a multicultural community: theatremaking in (a new) South Africa. ASSAPH Section C: Studies in the Theatre, 8:161-176.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1993. African Theatre and Film: An International Conference, University of Toronto. South African Theatre Journal, 7(2):101-104.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1993. Crossover theatre: New trends in theatremaking in South Africa, in Assaph: Studies in Theatre Vol 9.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1994. Editorial. South African Theatre Journal, 8(1):1-2.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1995. The company you keep: subversive thoughts on the impact of the playwright and the performer New Theatre Quarterly, 11(44):322-332.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1995. Editorial. South African Theatre Journal, 9(1):1-2.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1996. General Editorial. South African Theatre Journal, 10(2):7-8.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1996. The (re)canonization of South African theatre; thoughts on four play collections. South African Theatre Journal, 10(1):115-119.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1997. Taylor se grootste rol. Grafskrif: Mavis Taylor. Insig, December:40.

Hauptfleisch, Temple, Huismans, Anja & Finestone Juanita]] 1999. Unwilling champion: an interview with Reza de Wet. Contemporary Theatre Review, 9(1):53-63.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2000. In defense of theatre research: An audit revisited (editorial). South African Theatre Journal, 14:8-17.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2001. The Eventification of Afrikaans culture - some thoughts on the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK). South African Theatre Journal, 15:169-176.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2001. FIRT/IFTR 2000 Regional Congress – Theatre: Sound Space, Visual Space. South African Theatre Journal, 15:153-157.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2001. Homegrown theory for a new theatre (editorial). South African Theatre Journal, 15:5-6.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2002. "Oh go play somewhere - and stop bothering us!": On the (ir)relevance of theatre and the performing arts in economic society. New Agenda, (6):68-77.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2002b. A Response to the XIV IFTR/FIRT Conference on Theatre and Cultural Memory. South African Theatre Journal, 16:185-189.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2003. The cultural bazaar: thoughts on festival culture after a visit to the 2003 Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn. South African Theatre Journal, 17:258-275.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2005 Artistic output, arts research and the rating of the theatre practitioner as researcher-some responses to the N.R.F. rating system after the first three years. South African Theatre Journal, 18:9-34.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2005. Dramatic learning spaces: a South African research conference. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 23-25 April 2004. South African Theatre Journal, 18:279-284.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2006 Eventifying identity: festivals in South Africa and the search for cultural identity. New Theatre Quarterly, 22(2):181-198.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2007. Editorial. South African Theatre Journal, 21:8-10.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2007 The seismology of theatre: tracing the shock waves of a theatrical event in society. South African Theatre Journal, 21: 253-271.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2010 Lady Anne’s Blog: Some Initial Thoughts on the Evolution of Theatrical Commentary in South Africa. Critical Stages 2(1)

Hauptfleisch, Temple & Du Preez, Petrus 2010. Special Editorial - The long way here and the road ahead. South African Theatre Journal, 24:8-9.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2010 Tipping points in the history of academic theatre and performance studies in South Africa. Theatre Research International, 35(3):275-287.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 2011. Editorial: SATJ – The first 25 years. South African Theatre Journal, 25(1).

Review Articles

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1987. Aspekte Van Die Nuwe Drama, deur André P. Brink. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 1(2):87-89.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1987c. The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre, edited by Phyllis Hartnoll. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 1(2):94-95.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1987e. Theatre and Cultural Struggle in South Africa, by Robert Kavanagh. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 1(1):138-141.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1988. Shakespeare Against Apartheid, by Martin Orkin. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 2(2):115-119.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1988. Theatre alive! The Baxter Story, 1977-1987, by Brian Barrow & Yvonne Williams-Short. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 2(2):112-114.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1989. Sjampanje vir Ontbyt, deur Hennie Aucamp. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 3(2):126-128.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1990. ’n Brommer in die Boord, deur Hennie Aucamp. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 4(2):107-108.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1990. Donderdag Se Mense, deur Pieter Fourie. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 4(2):108-109.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1990. Stille Nag, by Deon Opperman. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 4(2):109-111.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1991. Theatre and television, edited by Robert L. Erenstein. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 5(1):127-131.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1992. Alles op die Spel deur George Weideman. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 6(1):88-90.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1992. Athol Fugard. A Bibliography, by John Read. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 6(2):93-94.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1992. Vrystaat-trilogie, deur Reza de Wet. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 6(1):85-87.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1993. Drie eenakters: Kombuis Blues, Kopstukke en ‘n Koffer in die Kas, deur Jeanne Goosen. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 7(2):132-134.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1994. The Search for a Cultural Identity: A Personal Odyssey, by Muthal Naidoo and In the Shadow of the Shah: The Indic Contribution to our Developing South African Culture, by Dennis Schauffer. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 8(1):88-90.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1996. The Distance Remains and Other Plays, edited by Robin Malan. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 10(1):118-119.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1996. More Market Plays, edited by John Kani. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 10(1):117-118.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1996. Open Space: Six Contemporary Plays from Africa, edited by Yvette Hutchison and Kole Omotoso. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 10(1):118.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1996. South Africa Plays, edited by Stephen Gray. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 10(1):116-117.

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1998. The Flag is Flying: A Very Personal History of Theatre in the Old South Africa, by Leonard Schach. Reviewed in: South African Theatre Journal, 12(1&2):257-261.

Conference Papers

Research Supervision

Master's thesis

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1972. Greek dramatic conventions in modern drama. Unpublished master’s thesis. Pretoria: University of South Africa.

Phd Dissertations

Hauptfleisch, Temple 1978. The play as communication : a study of the language of drama. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Pretoria: University of South Africa.

Other publications

Hauptfleisch, Temple & Van Lill, Hilda 2009. Nora en die Afrikaners: Gedagtes oor die impak van die eerste professionele produksie van Henrik Ibsen se Et dukkehjem (’n Pophuis) in Afrikaans. LitNet Akademies 6 (2) –August.

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