Re-imagining Bertolt Brecht, redefining British Theatre: Oladipo Agboluaje's Mother Courage

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621065
Title:
Re-imagining Bertolt Brecht, redefining British Theatre: Oladipo Agboluaje's Mother Courage
Authors:
Kasule, Samuel
Abstract:
Since 1979, among significant productions of Mother Courage that have been staged with predominantly black casts are included: Ntozake Shange’s successful American production staged on May 13, 1980 that sets the play at the American frontier during the Reconstruction period of the late nineteenth century; Joanitta Bewulira-Wandera’s Maama Nalukalala Ne’zzade Lye (Mother Courage and Her Children),first staged at the National Theatre, Kampala in 2009, which also toured in United Kingdom, U.S.A and South Africa; and Oladipo Agboluaje’s Mother Courage first produced at Nottingham Playhouse on 6 February 2004. An analysis of these adaptation, each relating to its political and social context, suggests that by constructing a link between the past and present theatrically, the playwrights are demonstrating that memory and political resistance are alive in theatre and continue to inform and shape dramatic works. Agboluaje’s reworked Mother Courage is a good reminder of the ‘classical’ text as a complex shifting concept acknowledged and used in various ways.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Kasule, S. (2016) 'Re-imagining Bertolt Brecht, redefining British Theatre: Oladipo Agboluaje's Mother Courage', African Performance Review, 8 (1).
Publisher:
Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.
Journal:
African Performance Review
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621065
Additional Links:
http://www.africantheatreassociation.org/pages/publication
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1753-5964
Appears in Collections:
Department of Humanities

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dc.contributor.authorKasule, Samuelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-25T12:13:25Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-25T12:13:25Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationKasule, S. (2016) 'Re-imagining Bertolt Brecht, redefining British Theatre: Oladipo Agboluaje's Mother Courage', African Performance Review, 8 (1).en
dc.identifier.issn1753-5964-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621065-
dc.description.abstractSince 1979, among significant productions of Mother Courage that have been staged with predominantly black casts are included: Ntozake Shange’s successful American production staged on May 13, 1980 that sets the play at the American frontier during the Reconstruction period of the late nineteenth century; Joanitta Bewulira-Wandera’s Maama Nalukalala Ne’zzade Lye (Mother Courage and Her Children),first staged at the National Theatre, Kampala in 2009, which also toured in United Kingdom, U.S.A and South Africa; and Oladipo Agboluaje’s Mother Courage first produced at Nottingham Playhouse on 6 February 2004. An analysis of these adaptation, each relating to its political and social context, suggests that by constructing a link between the past and present theatrically, the playwrights are demonstrating that memory and political resistance are alive in theatre and continue to inform and shape dramatic works. Agboluaje’s reworked Mother Courage is a good reminder of the ‘classical’ text as a complex shifting concept acknowledged and used in various ways.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAdonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.africantheatreassociation.org/pages/publicationen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectAfrican Britishen
dc.subjectMother Courageen
dc.subjectEe-imaginingen
dc.subjectRedefiningen
dc.subjectBertolt Brechten
dc.subjectTheatre and pracitceen
dc.titleRe-imagining Bertolt Brecht, redefining British Theatre: Oladipo Agboluaje's Mother Courageen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalAfrican Performance Reviewen
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