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Title: Modern and traditional aspects of Somali drama
Authors: Andrzejewski, B.W.
Discipline: Center for Somali Studies List of Subjects::Literature::theater
Xoghayaha Xarunta Cilmibaarista Soomaaliyeed::Suugaan::masrax
Soggettario Centro Studi Somalo::LETTERATURA::Teatro
Keywords: Somali theatre
masraxa Soomaaliyeed
teatro somalo
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Routeledge
Type: article
Journal: Journal of African Cultural Studies
Call Number: Originale conservato presso il Centro Studi Somali (
Issue Number: 1
Pages: 85-95
Abstract: The article, originally published by the author in 1978, provides a general description of Somali drama. Flourished during 1940s in urban environment, Somali theatre reached rapidly public masses interest and developed its own characteristic form. With the aim of a realistic representation of life and dealing mainly with modern life situations, Somali drama can advocade social reforms, censure abuses through sature and promote political views. It deeply and emotionally involves the audience, involvement made possible because of the extensive use of traditional culture and folklore of the nation: written in prose, the most important passages have a poetic form, such as poetic debates and riddles; plays include also allusive quotes of traditional folktales. The article is enriched by excerpts from well-known Somali plays.
Maqaalkan, oo la daabacay 1978, wuxuu si guud uga hadlayaa riwaayadaha Soomaaliyeed. Waxayna 40meeyadii ku billaabmeen magaalooyinka. Masraxu wuxuu durbadiiba noqday wax dadweynuhu ay aad u xiiseeyaan, wuxuuna gaaray horumar isagoo yeelanayo dabeecado u gaar ah. Masraxu wuxuu miraayad u noqday xaalada nololeed ee markaas jirta, sida dhibaatooyinka bulshadeed, isbeddelka bulshadeed, arrimo siyaasadeed oo si maldahan loo muujinaya.
L'articolo, pubblicato dall'autore nel 1978, fornisce una descrizione generale del teatro somalo. Fiorito durante gli anni '40 in ambiente urbano, il teatro ha suscitato rapidamente l'interesse delle masse e sviluppato caratteristiche proprie. Mirando a una rappresentazione realistica della vita e dando forma a situazioni prese dalla vita moderna, il teatro somalo può sostenere riforme sociali, denunciare abusi attraverso la satira e promuovere opinioni politiche. Coinvolge profondamente ed emotivamente il suo pubblico, coinvolgimento reso possibile dall'ampio uso della cultura tradizionale e del folklore del paese: scritto in prosa, i passaggi più importanti sono invece in forma poetica, come i dibattiti poetici e gli indovinelli; le pièce includono anche citazioni allusive di racconti popolari tradizionali. L'articolo è arricchito di estratti da celebri opere teatrali.
Description: First published in 1978 in Folklore in the Modern World, ed. Richard Dorson, 87–101. The Hague: Mouton.
Waxaa maqaalkaan markiisi hore 1978 lagu daabacay "Folklore in the Modern World" oo tifaftire ka ahaa Richard Dorson, 87–101. The Hague: Mouton.
Apparso la prima volta in "Folklore in the Modern World", a cura di Richard Dorson, 87-101. The Hague: Mouton.
Language: en
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