Theatre, Drama, and Performance in Post-apartheid South Africa
Edited By Greg Homann and Marc Maufort
“Truth is in the detail.” Craig Higginson Talks to Anne Fuchs and Geoffrey Davis
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Craig Higginson Talks to Anne Fuchs and Geoffrey Davis. Toulouse, 7th June 2013
GD: One reason why I was interested in asking you some questions was that at some stage during the Grahamstown Festival this year I shall be interviewing Malcolm Purkey about his career as artistic director at the Market for a book on South African theatre edited by a friend of mine, Marc Maufort at the University of Brussels.
CH: I’ve met him.
GD: So one thing that interests me to start with is your function as a literary manager at the Market. Where do you see the Market now in the years after 1994? Since you are involved in the selection of the plays that actually get onto the stage, what are your criteria and what are you looking for?
CH: I’m involved to a degree, yes. Basically I spent about ten years in England from 1995 to 2005 and I worked as a writer and a little bit as a director, and as an assistant director, and I worked in the literary departments at the Royal Shakespeare Company (the RSC) and a bit in London. I was at the Young Vic and I worked at the Hampstead Theatre as a script reader. So I had quite a lot of experience in the literary department and I’d run writers’ workshops at the RSC and so on. When I came back...
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