">Name: Tekle Hawariat's play, "Fabula," creates ban on dramatic performances in Ethiopia
Artist: Tekle Hawariat|
Confronting Bodies: Zauditu, the empress of Ethiopia
Date of Action: 1916
Specific Location: Ethiopia
Description of Artwork: "Fabula: Yawreoch Commedia" is a play that uses animal characters to express Hawariat's criticisms of the corruption and backwardness of the court. Having lived in Europe, Hawarait expresses his distaste for Ethiopian culture and the ruling class in comparison to what he had seen. However, these criticisms are not very deeply buried within the performance.
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