Healing and reconciliation for constitution building in Zimbabwe through theatre: a case study of 'heal the wounds' and 'waiting for constitution'

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dc.contributor.author Chiyindiko, Tonderai Cosmas
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-22T10:39:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-22T10:39:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/10905
dc.description M.A. Faculty of Humanties, University of the Witwatersrand, 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research study explores protest theatre in contemporary Zimbabwe. It aims to explore two of Stephen Chifunyise’s plays, namely ‘Heal the Wounds’ and ‘Waiting for Constitution’. These plays are reviewed as protest theatre that address issues of national healing and reconciliation on the one hand, and the constitution-making process on the other. The research uses critical performative pedagogy as a lense through which to interrogate these plays as representations of the wider tradition of protest theatre in Zimbabwe. This study explores the history of protest theatre in Zimbabwe in Chapter One. The second Chapter focuses on theatre in the post-independence era. Chapter Three undertakes a descriptive analysis of ‘Heal the Wounds’ and in Chapter Four the focus shifts to ‘Waiting for Constitution’. Chapter Five explores emerging paradigms in Zimbabwean protest theatre. This study concludes that protest theatre in Zimbabwe needs to embrace the broader paradigm of applied theatre in order to break the tradition of representing the Zimbabwean reality through stereotypes. A contemporary theatre in Zimbabwe needs to embrace the complexity of the country’s history through effective applied theatre strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Healing and reconciliation for constitution building in Zimbabwe through theatre: a case study of 'heal the wounds' and 'waiting for constitution' en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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