Theatre and National Identity: Re-Imagining Conceptions of by Nadine Holdsworth

By Nadine Holdsworth

This e-book explores the ways in which pre-existing ‘national’ works or ‘national theatre’ websites can supply a wealthy resource of fabric for chatting with the modern second as a result resonances or institutions they provide of a distinct time, position, politics, or tradition. that includes a wide overseas scope, it deals a chain of thought-provoking essays that discover how playwrights, administrators, theatre-makers, and function artists have re-staged or re-worked a vintage nationwide play, functionality, theatrical shape, or theatre house which will have interaction with conceptions of and questions round the country, nationalism, and nationwide id within the modern second, starting up new methods of brooding about or problematizing questions round the kingdom and nationwide id. Chapters ask how productions have interaction with a selected second within the nationwide psyche within the context of internationalism and globalization, for instance, in addition to how productions discover the interconnectivity of countries, intercultural agendas, or cosmopolitanism. additionally they discover questions in terms of the presence of migrants, exiles, or refugees, and the legacy of colonial histories and post-colonial subjectivities. the quantity highlights how theatre and function has the power to contest and unsettle principles of the country and nationwide identification by utilizing a variety of websites, stagings, and function ideas, and the way modern theatres have portrayed nationwide agendas and characters at a time of excessive cultural flux and repositioning.

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But in Woza Andries? 2 Woza Andries? com). by black and white clown noses, which alters the dynamic, because there are now two boss clowns. And when there are two boss clowns, this leads to war. In this version, the back-and-forth banter between the clowns ends in a stalemate, before exploding into outright civil conflict. The clowns are caught up in their own buffoonery, and this results in bloodshed. Olwagen says that the idea for Andries? 70 Olwagen and Volker were fascinated by the paranoia which swept through the white Afrikaans communities via social media like Twitter, Facebook and blogs.

48. oid=93081&sn=Detail (accessed September 24, 2012). 49. , unpublished play script, 2010. 50. Volker, Woza Andries? The worst-case apocalyptic scenario has the Afrikaner Weerstand Beweging [Afrikaner Resistance Movement] (AWB) becoming a guerrilla campaign (the Boere Mag already planned such a campaign of civil unrest in the 90s, but were caught). Meanwhile, the ANC nationalizes the mines, losing all foreign investment (which is also not an unlikely scenario). 51. Volker, Woza Andries? 52. com/ Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Verkragting-ontstel-in-Potch-20121002 (accessed October 14, 2012).

Bhekizizwe Peterson, “Apartheid and the Political Imagination in Black South African Theatre,” in Politics and Performance: Theatre Poetry and Song in Southern Africa, ed. Liz Gunner (Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand Press, 2001), 50. 8. See, for example, Philip Fisher, “Woza Albert,” British Theatre Guide, www. info/reviews/wozaalbert-rev (accessed September 22, 2012). 9. Francis Ngaboh-Smart, “The Politics of Black Identity: Slave Ship and Woza Albert,” Journal of African Cultural Studies 12, no.

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