Practical drama work in South Africa follows the same pattern as in England, pretty much a 50/50 split between scripted and improvised/devised work. The video shows an example of the former, an extract from one of the Grade ten set works: Antigone by Sophocles.
You might have thought that Greek theatre was about as far removed from black African experience as you could get, but Camo makes Creon’s speech into something modern and relevant. To my mind, quite extraordinary.
I don’t think the learners here find the memorising of lines any easier than their English counterparts do, but they put the work in, and that gives them the freedom to act, not read. As you can see.
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