Durban Dialogues Dissected: An Analysis of Ashwin Singh's Plays (Paperback)

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By Felicity Hand (Editor)
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This volume provides an in-depth analysis of the work of Indian South African playwright Ashwin Singh, which, through the diversity of characters from all ethnic backgrounds, forges an inclusive South African identity. The essays in this volume show how Singh's plays bring South Africa's blatant prejudices and social ills to the forefront as only by confronting unpleasant realities can any far-reaching changes actually take place. The academics and cultural practitioners who have contributed to this volume approach Singh's work from a variety of angles, ranging from history, psychology and experimental literary forms to the performance of the plays, the relevance of the stage directions and the symbiotic relationship between the playwright and the director. The contrast between the climate of optimistic political protest and the complacency and disillusion of the new democratic era is seen to reassess the actions of the past in the light of present outcomes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781928357643
ISBN-10: 1928357644
Publisher: Sun Press
Publication Date: December 31st, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English