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Title:Acting as survival: the plays of Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Author:Ibrahim Abdalla, Anwaar A. Khalik
Year:2012
Periodical:African Performance Review (ISSN 1753-5964)
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:75-86
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:theatre
resistance
apartheid
About persons:Athol Fugard (1932-)ISNI
John Kani
Winston NtshonaISNI
Abstract:This paper shows that the plays Sizwe Bansi is Dead (Athol Fugard, 1973) and The Island (Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, 1974) use acting and meta-theatre as a strategy of resistance to apartheid and as a means of survival for black people in South Africa. The photo studio in Sizwe Bansi is Dead and the prison cell in The Island, normally places of suppression, are transformed into places of survival of, and resistance against, apartheid. Bibliogr., ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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