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Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre

ISBN-10: 052156722X

ISBN-13: 9780521567220

Edition: 1996

Authors: Brian Crow, Chris Banfield, David Bradby

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In this book Brian Crow and Chris Banfield provide an introduction to post-colonial theatre by concentrating on the work of major dramatists from the Third World and subordinated cultures in the first world. Crow and Banfield consider the plays of such writers as Wole Soyinka and Athol Fugard and his collaborators from Africa; Derek Walcott from the West Indies; August Wilson and Jack Davis, who write from and about the experience of Black communities in the USA and Australia respectively; and Badal Sircar and Girish Karnad from India. Although these dramatists reflect diverse cultures and histories, they share the common condition of cultural subjection or oppression, which has shaped their theatres. Each chapter contains an informative list of primary source material and further reading about the dramatists. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theatre and cultural history.
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/21/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Derek Walcott and a Caribbean theatre of revelation
August Wilson's theatre of the blues
Jack Davis and the drama of Aboriginal history
Wole Soyinka and the Nigerian theatre of ritual vision
Athol Fugard and the South African 'workshop' play
Badal Sircar's third theatre of Calcutta
Girish Karnad and an Indian theatre of roots
Conclusion