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Published: 30 June 2013

256 Pages | 5 Halftones, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719083730

Bookseller Code (06)

South African performance and archives of memory

Yvette Hutchison

Published by Manchester University Press

Theatre Theory Practice Performance MUP

  • Argues that memory functions as a key element in contemporary South African re-imagining of historical events and in constructing new definitions of national and personal identity
  • Compares how memory is embodied in repertoires of practices, songs, dance, rituals, and in material archives, texts, documents, buildings
  • Explores how contemporary public events and archives are reflecting on and redefining South Africa's understanding of its past and history
  • Widens general approaches to 'performance' in South Africa beyond obvious theatrical events to suggest how public events make dominant ideologies manifest
  • Expands engagement with contemporary theatre practices' exploration of form and local identity

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