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dc.contributor.author Ndjavera, David
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-30T12:10:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-30T12:10:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2593
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts (Performing Arts) en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to satisfy the quest of uplifting the practical skills and the theoretical background of Namibian untrained actors. This research was structured to address both practical and theoretical components of the theatre process using laboratory theatre principles. The approach, the pursuit of quality theatre, resulted in the production of a play A Camel thorn and a Rhino horn. The challenge of the research was highlighting the need of the Namibian practising performing artists who had a backlog in systematic training/education in performance studies, which contributes to their limitations when performing as actors. Laboratory Theatre provides the artist through practical experiments, (ex peri = beyond boundaries) scientifically based answers pertaining to the theatrical/dramatic elements of playwriting (a wright is a maker e.g. shipwright = a maker of ships; playwright= a maker of plays). This practice-led research and implementation thereof followed and documented the creative process of staging A Camel thorn and a Rhino horn. Significant variables were identified in the study and where possible linked to a literature review. The findings of the study validated the laboratory theatre strategies developed before and during the exploration process. As an ongoing process, it introduces the artist to new and systematic approaches to theatre making. Actors experienced and gained insight and knowledge and the envisaged objectives were obtained. Participants’ testimonies recorded through interviews after the final presentation of the play attest to that. The theme to stage production allowed the researcher to critically engage the dramatic experience of the participants in the laboratory theatre process. The study recommends further utilisation of laboratory theatre elements in future dramatic events. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Crafting en_US
dc.subject Dramatic event en_US
dc.title A camelthorn and a rhinohorn: A laboratory theatre experiment of crafting and staging a dramatic event in namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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