The front door: An interview with Erica Freund

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In this piece. Erica Freund talks about her experiences as a white South African playwright based in England. She left South Africa while still in her teens, frustrated by living in a divided society which she could not change. Her first submitted play. The Front Door, was written in 1993, at a time when that society was changing, and South Africa was preparing to hold its first democratic elections. The interview is included because it seems important to include the perspective of at least one South African playwright now working on the 'outside', as contributions from several South African academics now working from 'outside' South Africa are included later in the journal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalContemporary Theatre Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Attendance Patterns
  • Audiences
  • British Context for South African Plays
  • Class Divisions
  • Cross-cultural Study
  • Gender
  • Performance
  • Personal as Political
  • Politics
  • Racism
  • Reverse Racism
  • South African Theatre
  • Women's Voices


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