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The characteristics of some Xhosa dramas

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dc.contributor.author Sirayi MH en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:35Z
dc.date.created 1991 en
dc.date.submitted 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25639
dc.description.abstract This study aims at highlighting some crucial aspects of Xhosa drama. These aspects are of great significance for the understanding of Xhosa drama. It also aims to historicize and contextualize examinations of traditional Xhosa drama and modern Xhosa drama. The existence of Xhosa traditional drama or theatre is established. The relation between ritual and drama, and the forces that disabled traditional South African drama are examined. Xhosa traditional drama is analysed. The social functions of traditional drama are also considered. Three kinds of contexts for Xhosa modern drama are investigated. These contexts are the social, the geographical and the historical. This is followed by a detailed examination of characterisation in Xhosa modern drama, which examination has led to the conclusion that characters do not represent free-floating individuals, but rather individuals reflecting different social beliefs of African communities. The structural dynamics of Xhosa modern drama is the focus of chapter 6. The structural pattern of en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Xhosa literature en
dc.subject Drama en
dc.title The characteristics of some Xhosa dramas en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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