A History of Theatre in Africa

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Mai 2004



Offering a comprehensive account of a long and varied chronicle, this history of theater in Africa is comprised of essays written by scholars in the field. The coverage is geographically broad and includes an examination of the concepts of "history" and "theater" in Africa; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; as well as the African diaspora.


Preface Martin Banham; 1. Concepts of history and theatre in Africa Kole Omotoso; 2. North Africa: (a) Egypt Ahmed Zaki; (b) Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia Kamal Salhi; (c) Sudan Khalid AlMubarak Mustafa; 3. Francophone Africa south of the Sahara John Conteh-Morgan; 4. Anglophone West Africa: (a) Nigeria Dapo Adelugba and Olu Obafemi, additional material by Sola Adeyemi; (b) Ghana James Gibbs; (c) Sierra Leone Mohamed Sheriff; (d) A note on recent Anglophone Cameroonian theatre Asheri Kilo; 5. East Africa: (a) Ethiopia and Eritrea Jane Plastow; (b) Kenya Ciarunji Chesaina and Evan Mwangi; (c) Tanzania Amandina Lihamba; (d) Uganda Eckhard Breitinger; 6. Southern Africa David Kerr; 7. South Africa Yvette Hutchison; 8. Theatre in Portuguese speaking African countries Luis Mitras; 9. Mauritius and Reunion Roshni Mooneeram; 10. Surviving the crossing: theatre in the African diaspora Osita Okagbue.


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


Review of the hardback: '... excellent ... rich, tempting and provocative ... This stimulating book is recommended to readers seeking to acquire greater knowledge of the practice of theatre of all kinds in Africa or to address the issues surrounding theatre scholarship in and from the continent.' Times Higher Education Supplement Review of the hardback: '... will endure as a classic reference for all studies of the history of theatre in Africa. It will be difficult to match the volume's intellectual seriousness, its readability and clarity, and its sense of dedication. With this fine collection, Banham again leaves an indelible footprint on the territory that he has been exploring for so many years.' African Studies Review of the hardback: '... we are faced with a truly multifaceted picture of theatre in Africa ... The variety of approaches makes for compelling reading, providing us with a plethora of detail ... deserves a warm welcome as an addition to the study of African theatre, and will certainly set the standard for African theatre histories in the years to come. It is a rich and valuable supplement to available guides and encyclopaedias, and sets new directions in which research in this field could be moving.' Wasafiri
EAN: 9780521808132
ISBN: 0521808138
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 500 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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