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Related Organizations. Similar results were achieved through the South African Antigone in , which was performed by students involved in Theatre Council of Natal. The apartheid government gave the students blessings to perform the play, but the students used it to critique the government. The play opened with a black man being hanged.

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They used projections of the slums of South Africa to draw similarities between the dictatorship and injustices of Creon and those meted on blacks in apartheid South Africa. In both cases the injustices of Creon were interpreted to mean the injustices of the local context. Vumani Oedipus was recently staged at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Rather, I directorially reinterpreted and reworked it through, among other things:.

I also did not resort to the extreme method of adaptation which virtually destroys any link between the source text and the resultant performance text. I wanted to capture the spirit of the old story in a new South African context: Nguniland of the 21st century.

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The new setting is fictional, but interestingly familiar to South African audiences. Is there value in reviving Western classics in post-colonial South Africa? Is this not perpetuating Western cultural imperialism? While I respect the view that Western classical canon when used unwisely can perpetuate cultural domination, I put forward views that can be considered when deciding to adapt these classics to enrich African culture. In this globalised world, negative identity is inappropriate.

The whole Western modernist tradition is anchored on ideas stolen from Africa and Asia, and Africa can do the same as I have suggested above. Screen music and the question of originality - Miguel Mera — London, Islington.

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UEA Inaugural lecture: Alternative performance measures: do managers disclose them to inform us, or to mislead us? Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Samuel Ravengai , University of the Witwatersrand. Vumani Oedipus being staged at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Wits Theatre.

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