Sunday July 5, 2020

Theatre: Sizwe Banze is Dead

By Athol Fugard. Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, Until August 24

23rd August, 2008

By Athol Fugard. Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, Until August 24

‘What’s in a name?” asks Athol Fugard in his 1972 play Sizwe Bansi is Dead. Banzi, an undocumented migrant worker in apartheid South Africa has assumed the identity of a dead man in order to find work. Fugard’s play asks what is lost when someone is forced to forsake their individuality for economic concerns.

It’s a pertinent question that...

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