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Theatre and Cultural Struggle under Apartheid

Author : Robert Mshengu Kavanagh
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In this book, South African performer and activist Robert Mshengu Kavanagh reveals the complex and conflicting interplay of class, nation and race in South African theatre under Apartheid. Evoking an era when theatre itself became a political battleground, Kavanagh displays how the struggle against Apartheid was played out on the stage as well as on the streets. Kavanagh's account spans three very different areas of South African theatre, with the author considering the merits and limitations of the multi-racial theatre projects created by white liberals; the popular commercial musicals staged for black audiences by emergent black entrepreneurs; and the efforts of the Black Consciousness Movement to forge a distinctly African form of revolutionary theatre in the 1970s. The result is a highly readable, pioneering study of the theatre at a time of unprecedented upheaval, diversity and innovation, with Kavanagh's cogent analysis demonstrating the subtle ways in which culture and the arts can become an effective means of challenging oppression.

Theatre and Cultural Struggle in South Africa

Author : Robert Kavanagh
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A pioneering study of South African theatre under Apartheid, exploring the ways in which the stage became an arena for the battle against oppression.

Historical Dictionary of South Africa

Author : Christopher Saunders
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Historical Dictionary of South Africa, Third Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities as well as aspects of the country's politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

African Cultural Production and the Rhetoric of Humanism

Author : Lifongo J. Vetinde
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A broad range of cultural works produced in traditional and modern African communities shows a fundamental preoccupation with the concepts of communal solidarity and hospitality in societies driven by humanistic ideals. African Cultural Production and the Rhetoric of Humanism is an inaugural attempt to focus exclusively and extensively on the question of humanism in African art and culture. This collection brings together scholars from different disciplines who deftly examine the deployment of various forms of artistic production such as oral and written literatures, paintings, and cartoons to articulate an Afrocentric humanist discourse. The contributors argue that the artists, in their representation of civil wars, massive corruption, poverty, abuse of human rights, and other dehumanizing features of post-independence Africa, call for a return to the traditional African vision of humanism that is relentlessly being eroded by the realities of postcolonial nationhood.

Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice

Author : Catherine Cole
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In the aftermath of state-perpetrated injustice, a façade of peace can suddenly give way, and in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, post-apartheid and postcolonial framings of change have exceeded their limits. Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice reveals how the voices and visions of artists can help us see what otherwise evades perception. Embodied performance in South Africa has particular potency because apartheid was so centrally focused on the body: classifying bodies into racial categories, legislating where certain bodies could move and which bathrooms and drinking fountains certain bodies could use, and how different bodies carried meaning. The book considers key works by contemporary performing artists Brett Bailey, Faustin Linyekula, Gregory Maqoma, Mamela Nyamza, Robyn Orlin, Jay Pather, and Sello Pesa, artists imagining new forms and helping audiences see the contemporary moment as it is: an important intervention in countries long predicated on denial. They are also helping to conjure, anticipate, and dream a world that is otherwise. The book will be of particular interest to scholars of African studies, black performance, dance studies, transitional justice, as well as theater and performance studies.

Role play in South African Theatre

Author : Haike Frank
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South African Theatre Journal

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African Studies in the Soviet Union

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Guerrilla Radios in Southern Africa

Author : Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi
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"This collection brings together essays on the role that radio played in political resistance against oppressive regimes during the period of the armed struggle in the region"--

Mayibuye

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Journal of Humanities

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Women Politics and Performance in South African Theatre Today

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Small is Beautiful

Author : Claude Schumacher
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Australasian Drama Studies

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Drama and the South African State

Author : Martin Orkin
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Drawing on recent post-structuralist and cultural materialist concepts, Orkin (English, Witwatersrand U., South Africa) examines how South African drama over the past several decades has constructed the subject and the landscape, presented the body, and sometimes sought to define a national culture. He considers both individual playwrights and theatre companies. Distributed in Anglo-America by St. Martin's. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Democracy Papers presented on Wednesday July 13 2 pts

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Journal of Beckett Studies

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ICSA Bulletin

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African Popular Theatre

Author : David Kerr
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African popular theater includes conventional drama plus such nonliterary performance as dance, mime, storytelling, masquerades, vaudeville, improvization, & the theater of social action & resistance. Media such as radio, film, & television are included.

Black African Literature in English 1987 1991

Author : Bernth Lindfors
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Black African Literature in English, 1987-1991 is the continuation of the 1982-1986 and earlier volumes compiled by Bernth Lindfors, and lists all the important works produced on Anglophone black African literature published between 1987 and 1991. Containing almost 9,000 entries - some of which are annotated to identify the authors discussed - it covers books and periodical articles, as well as providing selective coverage of other relevant sources of informed commentary. Also included are a very substantial number of articles which have appeared in African newspapers and magazines.