A Doll's House, written two years after The Pillars of Society, was the first of Ibsen's plays to create a sensation and is now perhaps his most famous play, and required reading in many secondary schools and universities. The play was highly controversial when first published, as it is sharply critical of 19th Century marriage norms. It follows the formula of well-made play up until the final act, when it breaks convention by ending with a discussion, not an unravelling. It is often called the first true feminist play, although Ibsen denied this. From Wikipedia
Act One Radio is a South African Arts and Current Affairs podcast focusing on the daily lives of South Africans. Accompanied with great music, the shows include interviews with theatre practitioners, artists, writers, journalists, political analysts - and any other individual in the South African Arts industry worth noting. The podcasts on this channel aim to keep you entertained and up to date with current affairs.
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A weekly 40 (forty) minute and an hour long weekend gender-based programme that engages men and boys across the African continent to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships. The Programme also contributes to the development of just and democratic societies using a human rights framework to build the capacity of government, civil society organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS.
An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, in “the present”, and takes place within a single day. “Sooner or later,” Wilde notes, “we shall all have to pay for what we do.” But he adds that, “No one should be entirely judged by their past.”
Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell. The novel uses animals to describe Stalin era revolutions. The novel is about the corruption and greed of the leaders of the revolution. The novel gives a strong dystopian image of indifference and evil.
Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumviri and the future first emperor of Rome. The tragedy is a Roman play characterized by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers, alternating between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and the more pragmatic, austere Rome. (Summary by Wikipedia)
This show introduces the topic of ‘creative economy’ in Africa’s economic and development agenda. It explores the potential of the creative industry to provide new opportunities for developing countries, in particular African countries, to leapfrog into emerging high-growth areas of the world economy. The creative economy is a vital and growing engine of growth and employment in many countries of the world. According to UNESCO, the creative economy is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy - a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings.
The creative economy spans a variety of sectors such as advertising,
broadcasting, architecture, arts, crafts, design, fashion, gastronomy, music, publishing, theatre and technology.
These podcast recordings of dialogues from the Wits School of Arts, Arts Research Africa project. These dialogues are intended to foster a conversation in the School and in the broader African arts and arts education communities. Under the title "New Concepts, New Challenges, New Formats – envisaging the Creative Work PhD in an African Research University" this series seeks to engage with the actual conceptualisation and research that is being done by candidates and their supervisors with the Creative Work PhD at WSOA and aim to bring this work into dialogue with both national and international practices and debates.
One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of mistaken identity, wit, and love. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph (for the most part) as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. (Summary by Rosalind Wills)