The Island

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What was the Population and Registration Act of 1950?
This act divided the population of South Africa into different racial groups and gives them a definition.
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What was the Immorality Amendment Act of 1950
This banned any kind of inter-racial sex.
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What was the Reservation of Seperate Amenities Act of 1953?
Different racial groups had seperate public transport, benches and toilets
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What happened when people protested and burnt their passbooks?
They handed themselves in to the police because there wasn't enough space to arrest them all. So the police open fired on them and killed 69 people
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How does Apartheid end?
It falls apart due to colonial powers crumbling. There was a loss of support for the movemnt, it was not due to internal powers
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When did Britain take over Robben Island from the Dutch?
1802
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What happens to the prison on the island in 1845?
It ceases to be a prison and becomes a leper colony, at first its voluntary and then it becomes essential.
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When does it become a maximum security prison?
1961
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How long did apartheid last for?
1948 - 1994
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How long was Mandela held in this prison?
12 years
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What jobs were the prisoners on the island given?
Breaking down rubble or working at the lime quarry.
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How did Athol Fugard encounter black culture first?
Through African Theatre Workshops.
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What was the name of the theatre company that Fugard worked with?
The Serpent Players
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What happened during the companies performance of Antigone?
The police enter and arrest a man in the play and send him to Robben island.
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Who argued that all theatre was political?
Michael Patterson
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What was Grotowski's thinking?
He thought about poor theatre and how theatre cannot compare to the cinema so there's no point in trying to make it fancy.
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What was Brecht's theatre company called?
The Berliner Ensemble
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What is Epic Theatre?
It was about making the audience engage with problems that they are faced with on stage.
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Where did the play Antigone come from?
It was written by Sophocles as part of a trilogy about Oedipus. First is Oedipus Tyrannus, then Oedipus Colonus and then Antigone.
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What is metatheatre?
A play that is aware of itself as a play.
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How is identity explored in 'The Island'?
The characters act out their home lives to each other as a way of maintaining their identity in a place where they have been stripped of everything.
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What were pass-books?
They were books that everyone had to carry around with them stating their race and identity given to them by the state.
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What play do John and Winston prepare to perform in the play?
Antigone.
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Why could black people not chose their ruler?
They had been disenfranchised.
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How is Hodoshe represented?
By the shrill sound of a whistle that orders John and Winston around. He is a symbol of the racist government.
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Apart from English, what other phrases and words do they use?
Africaans.
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