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History of Theatre in Africa

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ISBN-10: 0521808138

ISBN-13: 9780521808132

Edition: 2003

Authors: Martin Banham

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This book offers a broad history of theatre in Africa, covering the entire continent and looking at its roots in the ancient and complex areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual. It also considers the role of popular entertainers and storytellers.
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Book details

List price: $201.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/13/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 500
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Martin Banham is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies in the University of Leeds and editor of The Cambridge Guide to Theatre (1988) and co-editor of The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre (1984).James Gibbs teaches at the University of the West of England (Bristol) and has a particular interest in Ghanaian, Nigerian, and Malawian drama.Femi Osofisan, playwright, teaches in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan.

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