'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Nixon, Michael en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Jeffery, Robert en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T09:39:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T09:39:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jeffery, R. 2009. 'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8255
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 140-147). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the use of current music genres in a postcolonial, and more specifically South African, theatrical context to replace the lost value of audience's musical recognition that was an integral part of performances of Shakespeare's, and other playwrights', plays in Elizabethan England. It makes special reference to a performance of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will (1601) which took place at Cape Town's Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare at Maynardville. The thesis is accompanied by a copy of the CD of the production's music performed by The Illyrian Players, the ensemble who performed the music live for the duration of the show's run. The creation of the music was an experiential learning process, and the thesis constitutes an analysis and reflection on that process with reference to current literary theory. Postmodern ideas of the 'text' and the 'reader' are applied to the theatrical performance and assessed as a method of interpretation of events. The process was thoroughly researched and collaborative, but in addition to this, it was undertaken in a spirit of postmodern playfulness. TheΓÇó song settings for the production made use of the earliest settings available that have a legitimate association with the play, and are arranged in diverse musical styles to suit the production's particular character. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Music en_ZA
dc.title 'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006 en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
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 College of Music en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MMus en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Jeffery, R. (2009). <i>'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,College of Music. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8255 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Jeffery, Robert. <i>"'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,College of Music, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8255 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Jeffery R. 'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,College of Music, 2009 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8255 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Jeffery, Robert AB - This thesis explores the use of current music genres in a postcolonial, and more specifically South African, theatrical context to replace the lost value of audience's musical recognition that was an integral part of performances of Shakespeare's, and other playwrights', plays in Elizabethan England. It makes special reference to a performance of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will (1601) which took place at Cape Town's Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare at Maynardville. The thesis is accompanied by a copy of the CD of the production's music performed by The Illyrian Players, the ensemble who performed the music live for the duration of the show's run. The creation of the music was an experiential learning process, and the thesis constitutes an analysis and reflection on that process with reference to current literary theory. Postmodern ideas of the 'text' and the 'reader' are applied to the theatrical performance and assessed as a method of interpretation of events. The process was thoroughly researched and collaborative, but in addition to this, it was undertaken in a spirit of postmodern playfulness. TheΓÇó song settings for the production made use of the earliest settings available that have a legitimate association with the play, and are arranged in diverse musical styles to suit the production's particular character. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - 'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006 TI - 'Re-writing' Shakespeare in Africa : creating musical relevance for a contemporary South African audience; with special reference to Geoffrey Hyland's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, staged at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in 2006 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8255 ER - en_ZA


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