The limits of community-based theatre: performance and HIV prevention in Tanzania

Johansson, Ola (2010) The limits of community-based theatre: performance and HIV prevention in Tanzania. The Drama Review, 54 (1) . pp. 59-75. ISSN 1054-2043 [Article] (doi:10.1162/dram.2010.54.1.59)

PDF - Published version (with publisher's formatting)
Download (359kB) | Preview


A research project on community-based theatre in Tanzania questions the efficacy of the genre in combating the AIDS epidemic. If performances are well attended, and participants are informed on the causes of the virus, why is it still rampant? Efficacy will be possible only when gender inequities and taboos are openly confronted.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The article in TDR was re-printed (with permission from MIT press) as 'Towards a Politically Efficacious Community-Based Theatre' in the anthology, Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance (ed. Igweonu, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011).
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 10803
Notes on copyright: Subject to Restrictions, author can archive publisher's version/PDF

Restrictions: 6 months embargo

General Conditions:
On author's personal website or institutional repository
Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged, with citation
Must link to journal homepage
Publisher's version/PDF may be used
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Ola Johansson
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 13:06
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 01:09

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Activity Overview
6 month trend
6 month trend

Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.