Theatre, War, and Peace in Uganda

 

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By Charles Mulekwa 

In "Theatre, War, and Peace in Uganda," playwright and scholar Charles Mulekwa discusses the important role theatre artists have played to decry the conditions of war and oppression and express the people's longing for peace. He highlights two contemporary Ugandan playwrights and places their work within the country's rich history of performance, from ancient indigenous rituals to colonial infusion of Shakespeare to politically charged, post-colonial work. Mulekwa believes that the most powerful theatre in Uganda today draws on both indigenous and western forms to speak to the deepest sorrows and hopes of a nation disrupted by colonialism, dictatorship, and war for more than a century.

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