Modern African Drama

ISBN-10: 0393975290

ISBN-13: 9780393975291

Edition: 2001

Authors: Biodun Jeyifo
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Description: A collection of continentally representative modern African drama, this text includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya.

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Book details

List price: $17.75
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Fate of a Cockroach
Intelligence Powder
Sizwe Bansi Is Dead
Death and the King's Horseman
Collision of Altars
The Dilemma of a Ghost
I Will Marry When I Want
Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels
On National Culture
Theatre in African Traditional Cultures: Survival Patterns
Enactments of Power: The Politics of Performance Space
The Reinvention of Theatrical Tradition
African Theatre in a Global Context
Dimensions of Theatricality in Africa
Art as Tool, Weapon or Shield?: Arts for Development Seminar, Harare
[Trends in the Drama of Tawfik al-Hakim]
Introduction to "Fate of a Cockroach" and Other Plays
[Philosophical and Psychological Themes in Fate of a Cockroach]
[The Theatrical Carnivalesque in Intelligence Powder]
[Populist Aesthetics and Idioms in Kateb Yacine's Theatre]
The Pragmatics and Aesthetics of Kateb Yacine's Theatre Practice
Introduction to Statements
"Robert Zwelinzima Is Alive"
[Artistic Ambivalence in Sizwe Bansi Is Dead]
The Statements Plays
Author's Note to Death and the King's Horseman
Towards a True Theatre
The Fox's Dance: The Staging of Soyinka's Plays
[Cultural Death and the King's Horseman]
Tribute to Wole Soyinka
Author's Note to Collision of Altars
Collision of Altars: Notes on History
Art and Ideology in the Plays of Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin
[Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin and Ethiopian Reformist Theatre]
[Oral Tradition in Dilemma of a Ghost]
[Motherhood in Ama Ata Aidoo's Plays]
A Bird of the Wayside Sings
Women in Cultural Work: The Fate of the Kamiriithu People's Theatre in Kenya
I Will Marry When I Want
[Formal Strategies and Social Commentary in His Plays]
Hegemony Rests with the Audience
[Form, Content, and Context in Femi Osofisan's Drama]
[The Theatre of Femi Osofisan]
African Drama: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
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