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The Island

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 مسرح عناد بالتعاون مع جامعة القدس
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مسرحية الجزيرة

الكاتب : اثول فوغارد
إخراج : الدكتور جو مارتن
ترجمة نص : تامر سليمان
مساعد مخرج : محمد أبو صبيح
المدير الفني : خالد المصو
تقنيات وديكور : ابراهيم عبد القادر
مدير الانتاج : سامية أبو حمود
تمثيل : أسامة جابري وسعيد زرزر


مسرحية الجزيرة
من روائع الكاتب اثول فوغارد- كاتب مسرحي من جنوب أفريقا- وقد حائز على جائزة انجاز العمر (جائزة توني لعام 2011م) لتميزه بهذا العمل, وكان لهذه المسرحية دورا مهما وأساسيا في تغيير النظام الظالم والقسري في جنوب أفريقا إلى نظم مستوحى من رؤية الرئيس نيلسون منديلا الذي كان هو نفسه مسجونا لثلاثة عقود ونصف في سجن الجزيرة.


مسرحية الجزيرة قصة مستوحاة من سجن الجزيرة زمن نظام الفصل العنصري في جنوب أفريقا, من إخراج الدكتور جو مارتن, تدور قصتها حول صديقين قاما بحرق الأوراق الثبوتيه الخاصة بهما بشكل علني وأمام تجمع الناس, وعلى إثرها قامت قوات النظام العنصري في جنوب أفريقا باعتقالهما ووضعهما في سجن الجزيرة. وداخل السجن قررا أن يحاولا التغلب على وجودهما في المعتقل من خلال العاب مسرحية وراوية القصص للمساجين. وقررا عمل المسرحية الشهيرة الكلاسيكية اليونانية (انتجوني). وأثناء ذلك تعرضا لمواقف نفسية بسبب تأثرهم الكبير أثناء تأديتهم لادوار المسرحية (انتجوني) ومحاولة فهمهم العميق لأحداثها وسعيهم للتوصل إلى طريقة مبدعة لعرض المسرحية وشخصياتها. أدى ذلك لحدوث تشوش على عقليتهم وتفكيرهم بطريقة أدائها, فتختلط الأمور لديهم لما تحمله المسرحية من أبعاد إنسانية في غاية التعقيد ليدخلوا في صراع حقيقي تتداخل فيه معاني الحرية والعدالة. يعتبر هذا العمل من روائع الأعمال الأدبية وما يزال صداها يؤثر في الكثير من الناس إلى يومنا هذا
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THE ISLAND / AL JAZEERA

by Athol Fugard

with Winston Ntshona and John Kani

 

Translated by Tamer Salman


Produced by INAD Theatre

In collaboration with Al Quds University

Directed by Joe Martin

2011/2012 season

CAST OF THE ISLAND

John OSAMA JABARI

Winston SA’ID ZARZAR

PRODUCTION TEAM

Joe Martin, Director

Tamer Salman, translation

Mohammad Abusbaih, Asssistant Director and tour Stage Manager

Ibrahim  Abdel Qader. Set design, sound design

Joe Martin with Mohammad Abusbeih , lighting concept

INAD THEATRE DIRECTION

Khalid Massou, Artistic Director

Samia AbuHmud, Managing Director

NOTES ON ATHOL FUGARD, AND THEATRE AND JUSTICE

Athol Fugard is not simply the best known South African writer and playwright.  From the time of his early innovative socially engaged plays onward, he has left a deep impression on a world scale in theatre work.  Last June Fugard received,

in New York City,Broadway’s highest award, a “Tony Award” for lifetime achievement.  But some of Fugard’s greatest works had humble beginnings and were born in one of those theatre companies that run one pure idealism and commitment, much like the new theatre movement in Palestine.  The work was

also done against great odds, for the world of Fugard and his early collaborators

John Kani and WinstonNtshone (among others) made very sure that their work

reflected the reality around them: the brutal system called “Apartheid” in South Africa, which required many extreme and oppressive laws, supported by a racist ideology.  The system ensured, for the benefit of Afrikaners and the white population, the separation of different ethnic groups from the dominant group.  This included mostly black South Africans, but vast numbers if Indians and “coloureds” (of mixed background.)

Utilizing the most innovative theatre and acting techniques of the time – the physical training from Jerzy Grotowski’s Theatre Laboratory in Poland, the

radical theatre techniques of Bertolt Brecht, and even the Theatre of the Absurd, the theatre ensembles affiliated with Fugard created The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Statements Made under the Immorality Act, Boesman and Leena, found themselves becoming a part of the world wide movement and the non-violent revolution which  brought down the Apartheid system in South Africa.  These plays, most notably The Islandwere absolutely essential to that movement. Which is why one dayFugard found himself banned from his country while away in Europe.

The Island takes place in the most notorious prison of the Apartheid security apparatus.  It is there that Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first  President of a democratic South Africa Nelson Mandela spent 27 years – along with many of his colleagues, and lesser known members of his party and the resistance.  Robben Island is only mentioned in the script in the opening stage directions.Audience members will not hear its named mentioned, it will only be "the Island."  Why is that?  My best guess is that “The Island” represents something bigger, more universal, more absurd and oppressive than any one prison.  Fugard has recently said the dreams of the long non-violent resistance to apartheid has not been fulfilled, but adds that at this point in his life he must leave it to younger artists to put the struggle with injustice on stage, to make people see and think – in South Africa, but wherever and whenever it is needed.  John and Winston perform their own prison production of the Greek classic on morality and justice: Antigone.  Commitment to others and resisting creatively and with all one’s heart is the only way off of “the Island”—with resolve and with time. -- Joe Martin, director

Thanks from INAD Theatre goes to:

The Theatre Program development group at Al Quds University;

The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program ;

Dar Annadwa, Bethlehem;

Vice President Said Zeedani , Al Quds University;

President Sari Nusseibeh, Al Quds University;

Sinan AbuShanad, Al Quds Public Relations;

The Orthodox Club, Beit  Jala;

The Center for Global Peace, Washington DC;

Johns Hopkins University, USA;

Institute for Modern Media, Ramallah;


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