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The Resource South Africa's Shakespeare and the drama of language and identity, Adele Seeff

South Africa's Shakespeare and the drama of language and identity, Adele Seeff

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South Africa's Shakespeare and the drama of language and identity
Title
South Africa's Shakespeare and the drama of language and identity
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Adele Seeff
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Language
eng
Summary
"This volume considers the linguistic complexities associated with Shakespeare presence in South Africa from 1801 to early twentieth-first century televisual updatings of the texts as a means of exploring individual and collective forms of identity. A case study approach demonstrates how Shakespeare texts are available for ideologically driven linguistic programs. Seeff introduces the African Theatre, Cape Town, in 1801, multilingual site of the first recorded performance of a Shakespeare play in Southern Africa where rival, amateur theatrical groups performed in turn, in English, Dutch, German, and French. Chapter 3 offers three vectors of a broadening Shakespeare diaspora in English, Afrikaans, and Setswana in the second half of the nineteenth century. Chapter 4 analyses André Brink Kinkels innie Kabel, a transposition of Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors into Kaaps, as a radical critique of apartheid obsession with linguistic and ethnic purity. Chapter 5 investigates John Kani performance of Othello as a Xhosa warrior chief with access to the ancient tradition of Xhosa storytellers. Shakespeare in Mzansi, a televisual miniseries uses black actors, vernacular languages, and local settings to Africanize Macbeth and reclaim a cross-cultural, multilingualism. An Afterword assesses the future of Shakespeare in a post-rainbow, decolonizing South Africa."--
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Seeff, Adele F
Dewey number
792.9/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3109.A45
LC item number
S52 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global Shakespeares
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Theater
  • South Africa
Label
South Africa's Shakespeare and the drama of language and identity, Adele Seeff
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Andre Brink's Kinkels innie Kabel: Political Vision and Linguistic Virtuos ity
  • 5.
  • John Kani as Othello at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg
  • 6.
  • Shakespeare in Mzansi
  • 7.
  • Afterword
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The African Theatre, Cape Town, 1801
  • 3.
  • The Shakespeare Diaspora
  • 4.
Control code
1049987920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9783319781471
Lccn
2018938328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049987920
Label
South Africa's Shakespeare and the drama of language and identity, Adele Seeff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Andre Brink's Kinkels innie Kabel: Political Vision and Linguistic Virtuos ity
  • 5.
  • John Kani as Othello at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg
  • 6.
  • Shakespeare in Mzansi
  • 7.
  • Afterword
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The African Theatre, Cape Town, 1801
  • 3.
  • The Shakespeare Diaspora
  • 4.
Control code
1049987920
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9783319781471
Lccn
2018938328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049987920

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