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Drama en geskiedenis: ’n voorlopige verkenning

J. L. Coetser
Literator | Vol 14, No 2 | a701 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v14i2.701 | © 1993 J. L. Coetser | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 May 1993 | Published: 03 May 1993

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J. L. Coetser, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa

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Abstract

This article attempts to establish a theoretical framework within which the relationship between drama and history may be traced. The theoretical framework is provided by the juxtaposition of Keir Elam's interpretation of possible worlds in drama and Fredric Jameson's three horizons of interpretation. The framework is subsequently applied to Afrikaans playwright N.P. van Wyk Louw's commissioned drama, Die pluimsaad waai ver. But, Jameson's interpretation of an ‘ideology of form’ (ascribed to his third horizon of interpretation) is partly modified by the inclusion of postcolonial theory of literature. It is, consequently, possible to deduce that Die pluimsaad waai ver is, at least in part, a post-colonial text.

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