Gwlad yr Asyn: a rehearsed reading of a new play

Wyn Mason

    Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gynhadleddArall

    Crynodeb

    Ari is a young donkey who identifies as human: she spurs the company of other donkeys, wishing instead that she were human. Donkeyland is a one-woman show that explores themes of identity, self-determination and the exploitative relationship between humankind and animals. It is a loose appropriation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, where characters akin to Ariel and Caliban are donkeys, and are owned by two human characters inspired by Shakespeare’s Prospero and Miranda. The play aims to achieve two things: to rethink Shakespeare's play from both a Welsh and an eco-centred perspective. It places The Tempest's archetypal characters within the context of postcolonial Wales; and equally, in focusing on the relationship between humans and animals, the play also considers the broader, ecological concern of how humans continue to colonise nature. The play is still in its development stage: this rehearsed reading is the play's first public performance.
    Cyfieithiad o deitl y cyfraniadGwlad yr Asyn
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 17 Gorff 2019
    DigwyddiadBritish Shakespeare Association Annual Conference: Shakespeare, Race and Nation - Swansea University, Swansea, Y Deyrnas Unedig
    Hyd: 17 Jul 201920 Jul 2019
    https://www.britishshakespeare.ws/calendar/shakespeare-race-and-nation/

    Cynhadledd

    CynhadleddBritish Shakespeare Association Annual Conference
    Gwlad/TiriogaethY Deyrnas Unedig
    DinasSwansea
    Cyfnod17/07/1920/07/19
    Cyfeiriad rhyngrwyd

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