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Temple Hauptfleisch in 2011

Temple Hauptfleisch

Playwright and author of academic books
Professor Emeritus, Drama Department, Stellenbosch University

PO Box 6054, Uniedal 7612

Temple Hauptfleisch was born on 27 June 1945 in Bloemfontein.
Matriculated: Grey College, Bloemfontein
Studied: 1966 - BA, UOFS
1967 - University Education Diploma, UOFS
1968 - BA Hons, UOFS
1972 - MA Unisa (Greek Dramatic Conventions in Modern Drama)
1978 - D.Litt. et Phil. Unisa (The Play as Communication: A Study of the Language of Drama)

Professional Record:
1968 - 71: Teacher, Grey College, Bloemfontein
1972 - 87: Researcher, Human Sciences Research Council
1988 - 1995 Senior lecturer, Drama Dept,Stellenbosch University
1995 - 1996 Associate professor, Dept Drama and founder/director: Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies
1996 - 2005 Professor, chairperson, Drama Dept. and Director of H.B. Thom Theatre
2006- Director of the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies

Founding Editor and Publisher of: South African Theatre Journal (SATJ - 1987-) :
P.O. Box 6054 UNIEDAL 7612 South Africa. Currently Co-editor of SATJ (with Petrus du Preez) : P.O. Box 6054 UNIEDAL 7612 South Africa

Founder and general editor of ESAT: The Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre and Performance
He is also on the editorial boards of several international theatre journals and book series.
Temple is married to librarian and arts researcher Karina and has a daughter Anzel, a company director, and a son, the playwright and theatre director Gaerin Hauptfleisch.

Temple and Karina, August 2004

American Field Service Scholarship for a year in Oregon, USA, 1963-64
Best Senior Latin Student, University of the OFS, 1966
DALRO Award, Best one-act play in 1971 Playwriting Competition
Vita National Award for Theatre Research, 1989
Rector's Award for Outstanding Research, Stellenbosch University, 2000
Kanna Kuns Onbeperkprys vir diens aan die kunste 2013.


Favourite books:
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Damsel in distress - P.G. Wodehouse
Walden - H.D. Thoreau

Favourite quote: "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half-a-dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail." (Henry David Thoreau, Walden)


Creative writing:
Poetry: 1981. Homunculus. A book of poetry, with graphics by Ronnie Watt. Limited edition by authors.
One-act plays and play collections:
Has written 12 Afrikaans and English one-act plays since 1972, 10 contained in play, 8 play collections edited or co-edited by the author.
1980. Die Kleiner Kosmos. A collection of one-act plays edited with P.P. Breytenbach. Academica (Contains the ATKV Award winning play "Wie is Leopold")
1983. Voetlig 1 A collection of one-act plays, edited with P.J. du Toit. De Jager Haum
1983. Voetlig 2 A collection of one-act plays, edited with P.J. du Toit. De Jager Haum
1985. Die spieël en die weerkaatsing (A collection of one-act plays 1985 Academica.)
1987. Players. A collection of one-act plays, edited with T. Townsend. Academica
1989. Storieboom. A collection of one-act plays, edited with U. Wood. Jutalit
1990. 'n Rooie met ratte, pa. A collection of one-act plays, edited with Ulla Schüler. Jutalit
1991. Die Magiese Kring. A collection of one-act plays. Jutalit

Full-length plays:
1985. André - 'n Toneelstuk in ses tonele. (Human and Rousseau)
2009. 'n Loopsopie op die pad na Damaskus/One for the Road to Damascus (A bilingual play about Mark Twain and C.J. Langenhoven - unpublished, but a pdf version is available here)

Academic writing:
Author of more than 60 academic articles, and 9 academic books and an online encyclopaedia Academic books:
1978-83: Language Loyalty in South Africa (Vol's 1-4), Human Sciences Research Council 1984: South African Theatre: Four plays and Introduction, With Ian Steadman, HAUM Educational 1985: The Breytie Book: Essays on South African Theatre, The Limelight Press 1985: Athol Fugard - A Source Guide. With A.Cornellissen and C. Van Greunen. Ad Donker 1997. Theatre and society in South Africa - Reflections in a fractured mirror. 1997, J.L. van Schaik
2007. Festivalising! Theatrical Events, Politics and Culture. With Shulamith Lev-Aladgem, Jacqueline Martin, Willmar Sauter and Henri Schoenmakers. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Online publication:
2011 The Encyclopaedia of South African Theatre and Performance. An online, open-access source. See ESAT

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