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dc.contributor.authorViljoen, Susanna Isobella
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T08:02:04Z
dc.date.available2013-08-26T08:02:04Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/8973
dc.descriptionThesis (PhD (Music))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2013
dc.description.abstractThe primary focus of this qualitative research project is on the articulation of contexts and identity in operatic texts. In literature, postmodern appropriations and re-writings of classic nineteenth-century texts have changed perceptions about the ability of the marginalized Other’s identity to change. As a discursive phenomenon, opera helped to shape nineteenth-century perceptions of the exotic Other. This thesis argues that the appropriation of operatic texts to reflect various contexts induces the potential to shape alternative perceptions about identity. In U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005), a cinematic adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen (1873–74), director Mark Dornford-May revisits earlier versions of Carmen and uses semiotics and several other narrative strategies in order to articulate the identities of the African female Other within the context of a post-apartheid township. This thesis illustrates how the dialectic relationship between text, context and identity formation becomes evident in the analysis and comparison of Prosper Mérimée’s novella Carmen (1845), George Bizet’s eponymous opera and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectAdaptationsen_US
dc.subjectContexten_US
dc.subjectExoticismen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectNarratologyen_US
dc.subjectNarrative strategiesen_US
dc.subjectOperaen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernismen_US
dc.subjectSemioticsen_US
dc.subjectTexten_US
dc.subjectKonteksen_US
dc.subjectEksotisismeen_US
dc.subjectIdentiteiten_US
dc.subjectNarratologieen_US
dc.subjectNarratiewe strategieëen_US
dc.subjectPostmodernismeen_US
dc.subjectSemiotieken_US
dc.subjectTeksen_US
dc.titleThe articulation of context and identity in U–Carmen eKhayelitshaen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeDoctoralen_US


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