Africa 2012 Photography

The General’s Daughter

Last friday I went to the premiere of “A filha do General” at Teatro Avenida here in Maputo. The play was a Mozambican interpretation of Henrik Ibsens renowned play Hedda Gabler from 1890. It was performed by the theatre group Mutumbela Gogo and directed by the Swedish writer and director Henning Mankell.

Mankell and the artists have managed to combine a very interesting historical context from Mozambique with Ibsens powerful psychological drama about a dominant yet confused female character sometimes described as the “female Hamlet” – if you are near Maputo and get the opportunity to go, do so.

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