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Theatre From Rhodesia To Zimbabwe

Author : Samuel Ravengai
ISBN : 9783030745943
Genre : Actors
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The voices that are represented in this collection come from various parts of the world and express the views of practitioners and scholars who have all had first-hand experience working in Zimbabwean theatre from the last days of Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. The collection views the long continuum of developments in local theatre history as a case of the intrusive hegemonies that came with colonial Rhodesia as a conquest society, and localised identities in the form of the persistence of indigenous and syncretic popular forms. With time, all these came together to constitute the makings of a contested post-colony in contemporary theatre practice in Zimbabwe. The primary interest of scholars who are represented here is located at the intersection of political, cultural and performative discourses and the flow of Zimbabwean history. The focus, moreover, is not only on the history of performance cultures in postcolonial Zimbabwe - it extends its critical gaze to include the history of political ideas that gave rise to cultural contestation in the field of theatre and performance.

Theatre From Rhodesia To Zimbabwe

Author : Samuel Ravengai
ISBN : 3030745937
Genre : Performing Arts
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The voices that are represented in this collection come from various parts of the world and express the views of practitioners and scholars who have all had first-hand experience working in Zimbabwean theatre from the last days of Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. The collection views the long continuum of developments in local theatre history as a case of the intrusive hegemonies that came with colonial Rhodesia as a conquest society, and localised identities in the form of the persistence of indigenous and syncretic popular forms. With time, all these came together to constitute the makings of a contested post-colony in contemporary theatre practice in Zimbabwe. The primary interest of scholars who are represented here is located at the intersection of political, cultural and performative discourses and the flow of Zimbabwean history. The focus, moreover, is not only on the history of performance cultures in postcolonial Zimbabwe - it extends its critical gaze to include the history of political ideas that gave rise to cultural contestation in the field of theatre and performance.

African Theatre And Politics

Author : Jane Plastow
ISBN : 9042000422
Genre : Drama
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Comparative historical study of the three national cultures of Ethiopia, Tanganyika/Tanzania, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. The development of theatre is seen against the background of centuries of cultural evolution and interaction, from pre-colonial times, through phases of African and European imperialism, to the liberation struggles and newly-won independence.

African Theatre And Politics

Author : Jane Plastow
ISBN : 9042000384
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Comparative historical study of the three national cultures of Ethiopia, Tanganyika/Tanzania, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. The development of theatre is seen against the background of centuries of cultural evolution and interaction, from pre-colonial times, through phases of African and European imperialism, to the liberation struggles and newly-won independence.

World Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Theatre

Author : Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer)
ISBN : 9781136119002
Genre : Performing Arts
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An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.

Theater In Afrika Zwischen Kunst Und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Theatre In Africa Between Art And Development Cooperation

Author : Nadja Keller
ISBN : 9783943881714
Genre : Performing Arts
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Im Zentrum dieses Buches steht ein Abenteuer: Die Theater Konstanz und Nanzikambe Arts in Malawi gehen eine Partnerschaft ein. Drei Jahre und über fünfzig Flüge später steht ein Ensemble aus malawischen und deutschen Schauspielern auf der Bühne und präsentiert die Uraufführung einer gemeinsamen Stückentwicklung. Schauspieler, Regisseure und Projektleiter berichten aus ihrer Perspektive über diese Kooperation. Darüber hinaus wird das Projekt im Rahmen eines größeren Diskurses analysiert: als Auseinandersetzung über den Stellenwert von Kunst im Nord-Süd-Dialog und in der internationalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Central to this book is an adventure: The theatres Nanzikambe Arts, Malawi and Theater Konstanz, Germany are entering into a partnership. Three years and over fifty flights later, a cast consisting of Malawian and German actors is treading the boards and presenting the world premiere of a jointly devised play. Actors, directors, and project managers report from their perspective. Furthermore the project is analyzed in the context of a broader discourse: As an examination about the status of art within the North-South dialogue and within the international development cooperation.

Man Proposes Rose Disposes

Author : Rosemary Mason
ISBN : 9781504312899
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This is a highly entertaining memoir of a somewhat colourful character dispatching husbands, lovers, murderers, and maniacs in various ways and shooting a rapist in the groin, surviving to the age of ninety-one to write the story of her familys arrival in Rhodesia and their survival through a terrorist war. In 1980 Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, and the total collapse of the economy began. By the year 2000, most of the Europeans, including all her family, had died or left the country, and Rose was alone in her house with a pistol for protection, fighting off intruders best she could, finally leaving Zimbabwe to live in Australia with her daughters. Taking what she could fit in her car and the maximum holiday allowance, she skipped the country for good. Stripped of all her lifes savings in Zimbabwe by the collapse of the economy, she considers herself lucky to be alive to tell the tale. The details of some of those encounters are extremely funny.

Zimbabwean Transitions

Author : Mbongeni Z. Malaba
ISBN : 9789042023765
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of essays on Zimbabwean literature brings together studies of both Rhodesian and Zimbabwean literature, spanning different languages and genres. It charts the at times painful process of the evolution of Rhodesian/ Zimbabwean identities that was shaped by pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial realities. The hybrid nature of the society emerges as different writers endeavour to make sense of their world. Two essays focus on the literature of the white settler. The first distils the essence of white settlers' alienation from the Africa they purport to civilize, revealing the delusional fixations of the racist mindset that permeates the discourse of the "white man's burden" in imperial narratives. The second takes up the theme of alienation found in settler discourse, showing how the collapse of the white supremacists' dream when southern African countries gained independence left many settlers caught up in a profound identity crisis. Four essays are devoted to Ndebele writing. They focus on the praise poetry composed for kings Mzilikazi and Lobengula; the preponderance of historical themes in Ndebele literature; the dilemma that lies at the heart of the modern Ndebele identity; and the fossilized views on gender roles found in the works of leading Ndebele novelists, both female and male. The essays on English-language writing chart the predominantly negative view of women found in the fiction of Stanley Nyamfukudza, assess the destabilization of masculine identities in post-colonial Zimbabwe, evaluate the complex vision of life and "reality" in Charles Mungoshi's short stories as exemplified in the tragic isolation of many of his protagonists, and explore Dambudzo Marechera's obsession with isolated, threatened individuals in his hitherto generally neglected dramas. The development of Shona writing is surveyed in two articles: the first traces its development from its origins as a colonial educational tool to the more critical works of the post-1980 independence phase; the second turns the spotlight on written drama from 1968 when plays seemed divorced from the everyday realities of people's lives to more recent work which engages with corruption and the perversion of the moral order. The volume also includes an illuminating interview with Irene Staunton, the former publisher of Baobab Books and now of Weaver Press.

Avant Garde Performance And Material Exchange

Author : M. Sell
ISBN : 9780230298941
Genre : Performing Arts
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Assembling a remarkable group of scholars, these essays explore how the circulation and exchange of 'vectors of the radical' shape the avant-garde. Mapping the movement of scripts, theatre activists, performances, and other material entities, they provide unprecedented perspectives on the transnational performance culture of the avant-garde.

Community Based Theatre

Author : Dietlind Schwarzenberger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017725248
Genre : Amateur theater
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World Cinemas Transnational Perspectives

Author : Nataša Durovicová
ISBN : 9781135869984
Genre : Performing Arts
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SCMS Award Winner "Best Edited Collection" The standard analytical category of "national cinema" has increasingly been called into question by the category of the "transnational." This anthology examines the premises and consequences of the coexistence of these two categories and the parameters of historiographical approaches that cross the borders of nation-states. The three sections of World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives cover the geopolitical imaginary, transnational cinematic institutions, and the uneven flow of words and images.

The Art Of Survival

Author : Anna Chitando
ISBN : 9781443886697
Genre : Art
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The Art of Survival: Depictions of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean in Crisis offers a fresh, interdisciplinary examination of a period against which development in Zimbabwe is often measured, one epitomized by the severe shortages and runaway inflation of 2008. While journalistic stories of the 1998–2008 era often privilege the reductive stories of woe, defeat and crushed hopes, this volume explores how survival was still possible in those circumstances. The book offers insights into how ordinary Zimbabweans battled the odds by making startling innovations in language use to legitimize new survival strategies, how they weaved new songs and reinterpreted old ones to fight for survival, how social institutions such as churches reinterpreted popular gospel, and how authors, playwrights and dramatists crafted works that acknowledge the unprecedented difficulties and yet find humour, laughter and love in unusual places. This work will appeal to both scholars, who will appreciate the depth of the analysis, and the general reader.

African Oral Literature

Author : Russell Kaschula
ISBN : 1919876073
Genre : Folk literature, African
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Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. This work refutes this idea in its entirety by presenting 22 chapters, which firmly place the study of oral literature within contemporary African existence. The study analyzes how oral literature relates to media, music, technology, text, gender, religion, power, politics and globalization.

Theatre S Strangest Acts

Author : Sheridan Morley
ISBN : 9781849941907
Genre : Performing Arts
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This enthralling collection of weird and wonderful tales from the world of theatre includes such unusual stories as the legendary ghost of Drury Lane, how an actor can exorcise the curse of Macbeth, and the well-known theatre manager who fried bacon and eggs in the Royal Box to feed her starving cast at the interval. If you have ever wondered whether what happens in the stalls is actually more dramatic than what happens on stage, which shows were so bad that they closed during the interval on the first night, or how the ‘green room’ was named, then 'Theatre’s Strangest Acts' is the book for you.

The Cambridge Guide To Theatre

Author : Martin Banham
ISBN : 0521434378
Genre : Drama
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Includes information about playwrights, important actors and directors, theaters, companies, movements, events, technology, and other aspects of theater.

Meanings Of Audiences

Author : Richard Butsch
ISBN : 9781135043056
Genre : Social Science
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In today’s thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, while powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently, how people think about, and organizations treat, audiences has considerable significance. This ground-breaking collection offers original, empirical studies of discourses about audiences by bringing together a genuinely international range of work. With essays on audiences in ancient Greece, early modern Germany, Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, Zimbabwe, contemporary Egypt, Bengali India, China, Taiwan, and immigrant diaspora in Belgium, each chapter examines the ways in which audiences are embedded in discourses of power, representation, and regulation in different yet overlapping ways according to specific socio-historical contexts. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, this book is a valuable and original contribution to media and communication studies. It will be particularly useful to those studying audiences and international media.

The Routledge Companion To Applied Performance

Author : Tim Prentki
ISBN : 9781351120135
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance provides an in-depth, far-reaching and provocative consideration of how scholars and artists negotiate the theoretical, historical and practical politics of applied performance, both in the academy and beyond. These volumes offer insights from within and beyond the sphere of English-speaking scholarship, curated by regional experts in applied performance. The reader will gain an understanding of some of the dominant preoccupations of performance in specified regions, enhanced by contextual framing. From the dis(h)arming of the human body through dance in Colombia to clowning with dementia in Australia, via challenges to violent nationalism in the Balkans, transgender performance in Pakistan and resistance rap in Kashmir, the essays, interviews and scripts are eloquent testimony to the courage and hope of people who believe in the power of art to renew the human spirit. Students, academics, practitioners, policy-makers, cultural anthropologists and activists will benefit from the opportunities to forge new networks and develop in-depth comparative research offered by this bold, global project.

Rhodesia And Nyasaland

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Genre : Malawi
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The Cambridge Guide To African And Caribbean Theatre

Author : Martin Banham
ISBN : 0521411394
Genre : Drama
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The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre draws on the highly regarded Cambridge Guide to World Theatre (1989), and updates and refocuses material to offer a specific view of traditional and contemporary theater activity in English-, French-, and Portugese-speaking Africa, and the Hispanic and English-speaking Caribbean. This volume traces the ancient and complex roots of African theater--still evident in community festivals and religious rituals--through the centuries of colonial domination, to the African diaspora and its manifestation in Caribbean theater. National essays are followed by alphabetically arranged entries on the major figures in the theatrical arts of that country. Theater buffs and those concerned with African and Caribbean heritage will find much to interest them in this authoritative reference work.

100 Years A History Of The Gatooma Library

Author : Peter Sternberg
ISBN : 9781912416004
Genre : History
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The original settlement of Gatooma (derived from the Kadoma Hills), situated in the Midlands of Southern Rhodesia (97 miles from Salisbury and 190 miles from Bulawayo) owes its very existence to the rich gold reefs which were discovered by prospectors and miners in the late 19th/early 20th century and, also partially, to the fact that the site of the future town lay in the direct path of the national railway line linking Bulawayo to Salisbury, which had been laid in place in 1902. So begins, Peter Sternberg’s very comprehensive and interesting History of the Gatooma/Kadoma Library. His tale outlines the highs and lows in the 100 year old existence of the Library, initiated after the settlement was only about 11 years old. A well-worth read for those interested in the History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe.

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