The Township Plays
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The Township Plays : No-Good Friday; Nongogo; The Coat; Sizwe Bansi is Dead; The Island

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The five plays collected here offer a unique insight into the role of theatre in a situation of oppression. They were produced in close collaboration with their original black amateur casts, drawing on their lives and everyday experiences in the townships. They range from the early apprentice work of the brash but vital Sophiatown plays, No-Good Friday and Nongogo, to the freer, more urgent, and profound New Brighton plays, including the most famous Sizwe Bansi is Dead and The Island, and the previously unavailable The Coat.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192829254
  • 9780192829252
  • 6,765

Table of contents

PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; NO-GOOD FRIDAY; NONGOGO; THE COAT; SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD; THE ISLAND; NOTES; GLOSSARYshow more

Review quote

'They are the wonderfully moving and amusing "Sizwe Bansi is Dead", ... "The Coat" (previously unavailable), the urgently profound "The Island" ... Anyone interested in freedom or drama should buy this book.' Day by Day elegant reissue * Plays International, Summer 2000 *show more

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elegant reissue Plays International, Summer 2000show more

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