African drama and performance / edited by John Conteh-Morgan and Tejumola Olaniyan

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Subjects: Theater--Africa--History--20th century
Performing arts--Africa--History--20th century
African drama--20th century--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2004
Series: African expressive cultures
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: vi, 274 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Authors: Conteh-Morgan, John
Olaniyan, Tejumola
Notes: LCCN: 2004000688
ISBN: 0253344395 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0253217016 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-268) and index
Contents: King Baabu and the Renaissance vision / Wole Soyinka -- Dimensions of theatricality in Africa / Joachim Fiebach -- Theatre and anthropology, theatricality, and culture / Johannes Fabian -- Pre-texts and intermedia: African theatre and the question of history / Ato Quayson -- Soyinka, Euripides, and the anxiety of empire / Isidore Okpewho -- Antigone in the "land of the incorruptible": Sylvain Bemba's Noces posthumes pour santigone (black wedding candles for blessed-Antigone) / John Conteh-Morgan -- Gestural interpretation of the occult in the Bin Kadi-so adaptation of Macbeth / Marie-José Hourantier -- Yoruba gods on the American stage: August Wilson's Joe Turner's come and gone / Sandra L. Richards -- Femi Osofisan: the form of uncommon sense / Tejumola Olaniyan -- Revolution and recidivism: the problem of Kenyan history in the plays of Ngugi wa Thiong'o / Nicholas Brown -- The politics and theatre of Sony Labou Tansi / Dominic Thomas -- Theatre for development and TV nation: notes on educational soap opera in South Africa / Loren Kruger -- Literacy, improvisation, and the virtual script in Yoruba popular theatre / Karin Barber -- "How they see it": the politics and aesthetics of Nigerian video films / Akin Adesokan -- Modernity's trickster: "dipping" and "throwing" in Congolese popular dance music / Bob W. White -- Theatres of truth, acts of reconciliation: the TRC in South Africa / Catherine M. Cole -- The Turner-Schechner model of performance as social drama: a reexamination in light of Anlo-Ewe Haló / Daniel Avorgbedor -- Theatricality and social mimodrama / Pius Ngandu Nkashama
OCLC Number: 54034688
ISBN/ISSN: 0253344395