CAMILLA DIANA B. H
ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE FOR WOMEN
uMabatha can be considered as the magnum opus in Welcome Msomi’s career as a playwright. Welcome Msomi is an African playwright, producer, director and an entrepreneur. Welcome Msomi has chosen Shakespeare’s Macbeth in uMabatha as its basic plot and has assimilated Zulu elements into the play. Traditional Zulu dance, Zulu costume, Zulu music etc. are woven into the original plot. In short uMabatha is a celebration of Zulu practices, Zulu believes and Zulu Culture. This research paper endeavors to analyze how far uMabatha has been innovative in rendering the various elements of Zulu culture.
Key words: Culture, Sangoma, clothing, war dance