Engaging with the South African Past: the TRC and how theatre performs back

Mussi, Francesca (2015) Engaging with the South African Past: the TRC and how theatre performs back. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 38 (1). pp. 91-101. ISSN 0395-6989

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Abstract

Focusing on the analyses of two exemplary South African plays - Ubu and the Truth Commission, and Nothing But the Truth - this essay explores how the country has been negotia­ting its traumatic past through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. These plays use dramatic performance to challenge and expose some weaknesses of the TRC - regarding, in particular, the concepts of truth, amnesty, and reconciliation - suggesting the necessity to keep the dialogue about the past open.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: South Africa, Theatre, Truth, Reconciliation, Amnesty, Confession, Ubu and the Truth Commission, Nothing but the truth
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
W400 Drama
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 17:36
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 08:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36577

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