Drama at the Museum

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UKZN Drama Honours students will be presenting two period costume drama shows commemorating National Women's Day (which takes place this year on Wednesday August 9) in the cultural history galleries at the Natal Museum on Thursday, August 10 and Friday August 12. The drama shows will start at 10am each day. The show director is Dayle Berry, a Drama Master's postgraduate who developed the project as part of her degree studies dealing with the use of theatre for educational purposes.
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The presentations are ideal for primary and high school learners who would like to gain a variety of viewpoints about the role of women in different cultures and their struggle for emancipation. Schools that would like to send classes to attend the shows should book by contacting the Natal Museum reception desk (033 3451404).

Honours students taking part in the shows are: Clement Ntuli who plays the part of John L. Dube, pioneer activist for human rights in KwaZulu-Natal, including the rights of women; Thobeka Zimu who portrays an Indian woman, discussing Indian women's rights; Erin Fourie, a visiting Australian student in the UKZN Drama Department, who will be talking about Australian women's rights; Jackie Keevy who plays the part of Emily Pankhurst, suffragette movement leader, who fought in England for the right for women to be able to vote; and Karen Moodley who portrays a Japanese woman, talking about women's rights in Japan.

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