Ouma : performing the myth of the self

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Fleishman, Mark en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Gröger, Karl Christian en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-06T11:34:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-06T11:34:26Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Gröger, K. 2008. Ouma : performing the myth of the self. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8159
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Inludes bibliographical references (leaves 56-61). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This paper is an explication of my thesis production Ouma, which was presented in December 2008 towards the fulfilment of the degree Masters of Arts in Theatre and Performance (Theatre Making) at the University of Cape Town. The explication focuses largely on what happens when the myth structuring the identity of an individual changes. How does the individual go about re-narrating identity within the context of the new myth? And how might the creation of performance contribute tothe re-narrating? The first section, Myth of the Selfexamines the concept of 'myth' and 'the Self and how they intersect and influence each other. I demonstrate how myths and the Self intersect and how, through the telling of stories, we create understanding or meaning. The second section, Myth of the Old; Myth of the New, considers the myth of the old South Africa, the myth of the new South Africa, and the different strategies of self-narration that occur in the one and in the other. The third section, Rupture, proposes that there is a powerful impact on individual identities when a political myth is rupture. In conclusion I indicate where the continuation of this investigation may lead. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Theatre and Performance en_ZA
dc.title Ouma : performing the myth of the self en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Drama en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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