Proceedings of the Conference, Leiden, 13-17 October 1997
Edited by Jelle Miedema, Cecilia Odé and Rien A.C. Dam
An Interface of Perspectives
Edited by Brett Cooke, George E. Slusser and Jaume Marti-Olivella
Transforming Communities Across Africa
Edited by Hazel Barnes
Also treated is the role of aesthetics in the effectiveness of art, particularly in social contexts. Included are overviews of the ways in which the aesthetics of drama have changed over the past four decades and of the cohesive potential of the arts. How can arts practitioners engage in inter-cultural dialogue to facilitate healing? The energy and inventiveness of the playful mode engender new ways of contending with social issues, whereby the focus is on how theatre affects an audience and on how communication in applied theatre and drama can reach audiences more effectively.
These essays provide an insight into the application of the arts for transformation across Africa. Through their juxtaposition in this volume they speak to the variety and purposes of arts approaches and offer fresh perspectives on and to the field.
Changing Patterns in the Construction of Otherness
Edited by Isabel Santaolalla
Negotiating Multi-Ethnic Identities on the Contemporary North American Stage
Caroline De Wagter
Comparative Approaches to Caribbean and Latin American Culture
Edited by Michael Niblett and Kerstin Oloff
Edited by Marcia Blumberg and Dennis Walder
In the immediate post-election moment, theatre seemed to be pursuing an escapist, nostalgic route, relieved of its historical burden of protest and opposition. But, as the contributors to this volume show, new voices have been emerging, and a more complex politics of the theatre, involving feminist and gay initiatives, physical theatre, festival theatre and theatre-for-education, has become apparent.
Both new and familiar players in South African theatre studies from around the world here respond to or anticipate the altered conditions of the country, while exploring the notion that theatre continues to 'intervene.' This broad focus enables a wide and stimulating range of approaches: contributors examine strategies of intervention among audiences, theatres, established and fledgling writers, canonical and new texts, traditional and innovative critical perspectives. The book concludes with four recent interviews with influential practitioners about the meaning and future of theatre in South Africa: Athol Fugard, Fatima Dike, Reza de Wet, and Janet Suzman.
Thomas M. Edling
arbitrary societal norms, not ethics. Society’s use of animals has shaped the history of veterinary medicine. The recorded history of humans learning about and treating animals for their ailments started with Urlugaledinna, who lived in 3000 BC in Mesopotamia. He was “an expert in healing animals” ( RCVS
Joop W. Koopmans
), pp. 45–58, at pp. 48–58. 50 See, e.g., Tijdinghe uyt verscheyde quartieren , 23 April 1639; Oprechte Haerlemsche Courant , 6 May 1683. 51 See, e.g., Ordinaris middel-weeckse Courante , 26 July 1667; Amsterdamse Courant , 3 November 1699. Dick Kranen retrieved advertisements of healers and quacks