Profile: Prof M-H Coetzee

Prof Marie-Heleen Coetzee, Head of Department, Drama

In 2017, Prof Coetzee visited George Mason University to engage with the university's Historical Martial Arts Archive project. She is a regular contributor to Theatre Times ("Gopala Davies' explorations in intermediality"; "LIFE: A History of Distance"; "Shakespeare and decolonization").

Selected publications

Jordaan, O & Coetzee, M-H. 2017. Storying worlds: using playback theatre to explore the interplay between personal and dominant discourses amongst adolescents. Research In Drama Education: The journal of applied drama and theatre. 22(4): 537-552.  

Davel. A, Munro, M, Coetzee, M-H. 2015. From ‘Barbeque’ to ‘Braai’: issues of translation and adaptation as Bat Boy – the musical crosses cultures. Studies in Musical Theatre. 9(2):175-186.

Coetzee, M-H & Munro, A. 2014. Dramaturgies in/of South Africa. In Romanska, M. (ed).The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy. London: Routledge.105-110.

Coetzee, M-H, Meskin, T & Van der Walt, T. 2014. Singing the Songs of Freedom: FrontLines and the Theatre of Humanity (In Barnes, H & Coetzee, M-H (eds). Applied Drama/Theatre in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. 72-102. DoHET accredited.

Van den Berg, C, Munro, M & Coetzee, M-H. 2014. Exploring the potential of the process drama convention of dramatised poetry to enhance anger-management skills in adolescent girls. South African Theatre Journal. 27:1-14.

Coetzee, M-H & Loots, L. 2013.South Africa. In International Woman Stage Directors, edited by A. Fliotsos & W. Vierow. Illinois: University of Illinois Press.

Bezuidenhout, TLK & Coetzee, M-H. 2012. Constructing nation and identity in post-apartheid South Afirca: a reading of Janice Honeyman's pantomime version of Peter Pan. Popular Entertainment Studies, 3(2).

Maritz, GU & Coetzee, MH. 2012. Creative synergy: using community theatre and appreciative enquiry for young people's critical participation in HIV prevention and educationYouth Theatre Journal, 26(2): 133-145. 


Popular writing:

Coetzee, M-H. 2017. Review: The Robben Island Shakespeare by Matthew Hahn, Shakespeare in Southern Africa. Special issue on Shakespeare and decolonisation.

Coetzee, M-H. 2017. “Synaesthetics”: Gopala Davies’ explorations in intermediality.

Coetzee, M-H. 2017. We can know more than we can tell: “L.I.F.E: a history of distance”.

Coetzee, M-H. 2017. Shakespeare and decolonization: #ShakespeareMustFall?

Coetzee, M-H. 2016. DEURNIS: the anatomy of intimacy.

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