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Nelson Mandela and the Arts of South Africa

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There will be so much written about Nelson Mandela in the wake of his passing -- about his personal history, the struggle for equality in South Africa, his political contributions -- but, I fear, there will be little discussion about his impact on the arts of South Africa, and the world.

Gregory Doran and Antony Sher: A Remembrance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

It was exciting to read that Gregory Doran will become the new Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Greg is a wonderful director whose insightful productions have graced the stages of the Kennedy Center during my tenure.

My Trip to Harare

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is clearly no lack of creativity or interest in the arts community of Harare and the other provinces of Zimbabwe, simply a lack of resources.

The Remarkable Barney Simon

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Kaiser

Barney Simon was the founder and artistic director of the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, where for several decades, he produced and directed many of the most important works of indigenous South African theater.