Sizwe Banzi Is Dead Essay

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In the following essay, Seymour argues that Sizwe Bansi is Dead is the least political and most palatable to a mass popular audience of any of the three plays that make up Fugard's trilogy.

In the current corpus of Athol Fugard's work, the trilogy Statements, can be described as the political trilogy following the family one. Of the former, Sizwe Bansi is Dead has been the most popular component, with enthusiastic receptions in Lagos, London, Accra, Ibadan, Toronto, etc. It is the nature of its popularity that I wish to explore, for in many ways The Island and Statements after an arrest under the Immorality Act confront and explore their political themes with greater depth and penetration, particularly the latter, which as a theatrical experience must be harrowing in its impact on the spectators, whereas, Sizwe Bansi is Dead can be experienced at a more superficial level, with...

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