Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Tshazibane, Mfundo
dc.contributor.advisor Crewe, Jenni-lee
dc.contributor.author Plaatjie, Nwabisa
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-15T15:12:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-15T15:12:10Z
dc.date.issued 2021_
dc.identifier.citation Plaatjie, N. 2021. Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling. . ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Drama. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33922 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33922
dc.description.abstract This research explores the notion of the ntsomi; the oral storytelling custom of amaXhosa, by identifying ten elements listed by various writers as unique to African oral storytelling and weaving these elements into poetics which assist us in tracing how they are used to stage and facilitate conversations around sustainability in the production Xhalanga Blues. The unique African oral storytelling poetics include; contextually, sensitive storytelling; etiological formula usage; deviation or ring composition; an opening formula; orature in the form of narrative proverbs; personal metaphors; riddles and songs; analogous explanations; personification; image-repertoire; extensive use of long speeches or monologues and survival construct. The research further explores the challenges of using these poetics as I try to make sense of my experiences, the visibility of black theatre-makers and self-representation. The research essay is presented as an autoethnographic narrative that hopes to archive my experience, develop a shared understanding of the challenges facing emerging theatre-makers, clarify my values as a theatre maker and centre storytelling as a systemised approach for imagining a dramaturgy of sustainability.
dc.subject Theatre and Performance
dc.title Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling
dc.type Master Thesis
dc.date.updated 2021-09-15T02:27:53Z
dc.language.rfc3066 eng
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.publisher.department Department of Drama
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationlevel MA
dc.identifier.apacitation Plaatjie, N. (2021). <i>Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling</i>. (). ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Drama. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33922 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Plaatjie, Nwabisa. <i>"Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling."</i> ., ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Drama, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33922 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Plaatjie N.Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling. []. ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Drama, 2021 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33922 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Plaatjie, Nwabisa AB - This research explores the notion of the ntsomi; the oral storytelling custom of amaXhosa, by identifying ten elements listed by various writers as unique to African oral storytelling and weaving these elements into poetics which assist us in tracing how they are used to stage and facilitate conversations around sustainability in the production Xhalanga Blues. The unique African oral storytelling poetics include; contextually, sensitive storytelling; etiological formula usage; deviation or ring composition; an opening formula; orature in the form of narrative proverbs; personal metaphors; riddles and songs; analogous explanations; personification; image-repertoire; extensive use of long speeches or monologues and survival construct. The research further explores the challenges of using these poetics as I try to make sense of my experiences, the visibility of black theatre-makers and self-representation. The research essay is presented as an autoethnographic narrative that hopes to archive my experience, develop a shared understanding of the challenges facing emerging theatre-makers, clarify my values as a theatre maker and centre storytelling as a systemised approach for imagining a dramaturgy of sustainability. DA - 2021_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Theatre and Performance LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2021 T1 - ETD: Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling TI - ETD: Exploring meaning in Xhalanga Blues: a theatre of ntsomi palimpsests encouraging sustainable storytelling UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/33922 ER - en_ZA


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