An investigation into the use of theatre for sustainable livelihoods in Botswana: the case of “Madi Majwana”.
Lekoba, David Ration
PublisherUniversity of Botswana, www.ub.bw
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Theatre and live performances may seem like they are just ways of teaching and entertaining the masses. The question whether theatre can be useful beyond entertainment and education is one that this study handles with seriousness. Authors such as Augusto Boal, Bertolt Brecht and many others have always seen theatre as having potential to involve the masses in solving social problems through its techniques. This study analyses available avenues that could assist theatre to create revenue and income for Botswana theatre practitioners. The study uses Madi Majwana as a case study. The conclusion drawn by this study is that theatre in Botswana can remunerate practitioners to better their livelihoods. It concludes that Botswana, to a certain extent has professional theatre even though there is a need to improve some aspects such as infrastructure and monitoring and evaluating mechanisms.