Performing the Nation: Theatre in Post-Genocide Rwanda

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Breed, A. 2008. Performing the Nation: Theatre in Post-Genocide Rwanda. TDR/The Drama Review. 52 (1), pp. 32-50.
AuthorsBreed, A.
Abstract

While grassroots theatre brings together perpetrators and survivors of the Rwandan genocide, government-driven campaigns can manipulate theatre for reconciliation to serve its own nationalist agenda. The Mutabaruka company use their performances in Burundi to resurrect/construct the identity of a precolonial Rwanda; the Mashirika theatre focus on reconciling the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa.

JournalTDR/The Drama Review
Journal citation52 (1), pp. 32-50
ISSN1531-4715
1054-2043
Year2008
PublisherMIT Press
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Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/dram.2008.52.1.32
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Deposited29 Nov 2012
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