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African Theatre: Women (African Theatre)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This second annual volume in the African Theatre series focuses on the intersection of politics and theatre in Africa today. Topics include the remarkable collaboration between Horse and Bamboo, a puppet theatre company based in the United Kingdom, and Nigerian playwright Sam Ukala that was inspired by the infamous execution of Nigerian playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni activists; the plays of Femi Osofisan; and plays by Ghanaian playwrights Joe de Graft and Mohammed Ben-Abdallah. African Theatre features the work of Mauritian playwright Dev Virahsawmy and includes an interview with him, reviews of an English production of his play, Toufann, as well as the translated playscript. Reports of workshops and conferences, reviews, and news of the year in African theatre make this volume a valuable resource for anyone interested in current issues in African drama and performance.

Synopsis:

This third volume in the annual African Theatre series focuses exclusively on women in theatre and performance in Africa. Topics include the role of female goddesses in Egyptian theatre; early urban women performers in Asmara, Eritrea; an interview with Ghanaian concert party actress Adeline Ama Buabeng; and women's theatre and performance in Algeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria. African Theatre: Women features the work of Tess Onwueme and the complete script of Glass House by South African playwright Fatima Dike. Book reviews and notices about recent conferences, prizes, and events enhance this annual publication and make it an invaluable resource for understanding the vital and creative energy of women in African theatre today.

About the Author

Martin Banham is Professor Emeritus of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds.

James Gibbs teaches at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

Femi Osofisan is a playwright who also teaches in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Jane Plastow, Drama Lecturer at the University of Leeds, is author of African Theatre and Politics.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Notes on Contributors

Foreword by the Editors

Obituary of Rose Mbowa

From a Playwright's Notebook

Bole Butake's Strategies as a Political Playwright

Ife Convocation Plays as Politics

The Plays of Femi Osofisan

Two Ghanaian Playwrights: Joe de Graft and Mohammed Ben-Abdallah

Language and Politics: Island Plays

Puppets and Politics: Horse and Bamboo Production

Follow Up: Theatre in Development

Noticeboard

Playscript: Toufann by Dev Virahsawmy

Theatre Reviews

Book Reviews

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253215390
Subtitle:
Playwrights and Politics
Editor:
Banham, Martin
Editor:
Banham, Martin
Editor:
Gibbs, James
Editor:
Osofisan, Femi
Author:
Gibbs, James
Author:
Gibbs, James J.
Author:
Osofisan, Femi
Author:
Plastow, Jane
Author:
Banham, Martin
Editor:
Gibbs, James
Editor:
Osofisan, Femi
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Women in the theater
Subject:
African drama
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Theater - Africa - History - 20th century
Subject:
African drama - Women authors -
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; Performance Studies; Cinema; Culture; Media; Theatre and Drama
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
African Theatre (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
20020819
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.4 in

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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Product details 320 pages Indiana University Press - English 9780253215390 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This third volume in the annual African Theatre series focuses exclusively on women in theatre and performance in Africa. Topics include the role of female goddesses in Egyptian theatre; early urban women performers in Asmara, Eritrea; an interview with Ghanaian concert party actress Adeline Ama Buabeng; and women's theatre and performance in Algeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria. African Theatre: Women features the work of Tess Onwueme and the complete script of Glass House by South African playwright Fatima Dike. Book reviews and notices about recent conferences, prizes, and events enhance this annual publication and make it an invaluable resource for understanding the vital and creative energy of women in African theatre today.
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