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Plastow, Jane

Overview
Works: 33 works in 124 publications in 2 languages and 3,762 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Collector
Classifications: PR9387.9.S6, 792.096
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jane Plastow
 
Most widely held works by Jane Plastow
Theatre matters : performance and culture on the world stage( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre, in a variety of forms and contexts, can make, and indeed has made, positive political and social interventions in a range of developing cultures across the world. In this book a distinguished team of theatre historians and dramatists explores how theatre has a dynamic and often difficult relationship with societies and states, arguing positively that theatrical activity can make a difference. The collection begins with a foreword by Wole Soyinka and, through the volume, specially chosen plays, projects and movements are examined, embracing a variety of theatrical forms from conventional text to on-site developmental work. The communities addressed range from the national to the local, from middle-class elites to the economically dispossessed in countries such as Brazil and Argentina, Nigeria, Eritrea and South Africa, and India and the Caribbean countries
African theatre( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre and empowerment : community drama on the world stage( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practitioners and commentators ask how performance in its widest sense can play a part in community activism on a scale larger than the individual, 'one-off' project by helping communities find their own liberating and creative voices."--Jacket
African theatre by Martin Banham( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the impact of new media (such as video and YouTube) and the use of multi-media on live and recorded performance in Africa. Includes contributions on dance; popular video, with an emphasis on video drama and soaps from Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Nigerian 'Nollywood' phenomenon; the interface between live performance and video (or still photography), and links between on-line social networks and new performance identities. As a group the articles raise, from original angles, the issues of racism, gender, identity, advocacy and sponsorship."--Page 4 of cover
Contemporary African plays( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African theatre and politics : the evolution of theatre in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe : a comparative study by Jane Plastow( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative historical study of the three national cultures of Ethiopia, Tanganyika/Tanzania, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. The development of theatre is seen against the background of centuries of cultural evolution and interaction, from pre-colonial times, through phases of African and European imperialism, to the liberation struggles and newly-won independence
African theatre( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in & out of Africa( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key volume for Shakespeare, African theatre and the postcolonial cultural scholars, promoting debate on the role of Western cultural icons in contemporary postcolonial cultures
Death and the king's horseman by Wole Soyinka( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elesin Oba, the King's Horseman, has a single destiny. When the King dies, he must commit ritual suicide and lead his King's favourite horse and dog through the passage to the world of the ancestors. A British Colonial Officer, Pilkings, intervenes." "As well as the complete text of the play itself, the volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations; an interview with Wole Soyinka; and notes on individual words and phrases in the text."--Jacket
Contemporary women( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on expertise from across the African continent this collection reflects the realities for women working and making theatre: how Egyptian director Dalia Basiouny has documented the "Tahrir Stories" of the Egyptian Revolution; how in Uganda women have used various theatrical devices, such as oral poetry, to seek common ground in a rural-urban inter-generational theatre project; and the use of physical theatre to examine disavowed memory in South Africa. The contributors also look at how practitioners are re-thinking performance space and modes of performance for gendered advocacy in Botswanan theatre, and how women are addressing gender-based violence and rape culture, comparing performance and street-based activism in South Africa and India. A particular strength of the volume is its interviews: with Jallila Baccar of Tunisia, by Marvin Carlson; six Ethiopian actresses are interviewed and introduced by Jane Plastow and Mahlet Solomon; and Ariane Zaytzeff explores "Making art to reinvent culture" with Odile Gakire Katese of Rwanda. The new play to be published is 'The Sentence' by Nigerian writer Sefi Atta, introduced and contextualised by Christine Matzke.0
Three Eritrean plays by Solomon Dirar( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African theatre( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African theatre by Femi Osofisan( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions to this volume in the African Theatre series make clear that the role of women in the theatre across the continent has changed as control is mainly held by literate elites and women's traditional standing has been lost to men
Theatre and empowerment community drama on the world stage( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media & performance( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in et out of Africa( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume takes as its starting point an interrogation of the African contributions to the Globe to Globe Festival staged in London in 2012, where 37 Shakespeare productions were offered, each from a different nation. Five African companies were invited to perform and there are articles on each of these productions, examining issues of interculturalism, postcolonialism, language, interpretation and reception. The contributors are both Shakespeare and African theatre scholars, promoting discourse from a range of geographical and cultural perspectives. A critical debate about the process of the Globe to Globe Festival is initiated in the form of a discussion article featuring some of its directors and actors. Two further articles look at Shakespeare productions made purely for Africa, from Mauritius and Cape Verde, and leading Nigerian playwright and cultural commentator Femi Osofisan provides an overview article examining Shakespeare in Africa in the 21st century. The playscript in this volume of 'African Theatre' is Femi Osofisan's 'Wesoo, Hamlet! or the Resurrection of Hamlet'. Series Editors: Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama et Theatre Studies, University of Leeds; James Gibbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Femi Osofisan, Professor at the University of Ibadan; Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre, University of Leeds; Yvette Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre et Performance Studies, University of Warwick
Companies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles theatre companies in Africa working creatively in the context of financial and political constraints
African theatre, Diasporas( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Diasporas', as used in the title of this volume, refers to a multitude of groups and communities with widely differing histories, identities and current locations. This book brings together essays on theatre by people of African descent in North America, Cuba, Italy, the UK, Israel and Tasmania. Several chapters present overviews of particular national contexts, others offer insights into play texts or specific performances. Offering a mix of academic and practitioner's points of views, Volume 8 in the African Theatre series analyses and celebrates various aspects of African diasporic theatre worldwide. Guest Editors: CHRISTINE MATZKE, Lecturer in African Literatures and Cultures, Humboldt-University, Berlin; and OSITA OKAGBUE, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Goldsmiths, University of London. Series Editors: Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama et Theatre Studies, University of Leeds; James Gibbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Femi Osofisan, Professor at the University of Ibadan; Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre, University of Leeds; Yvette Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre et Performance Studies, University of Warwick
African theatre, Companies( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A close scrutiny of how theatre companies operate is an often neglected aspect of theatre life in Africa, yet, as companies profiled here grapple with the issues of 'creativity and collaboration' much is revealed about the way theatre companies across the continent face the challenges of financial constraints, the political complications of sponsorship and funding, the need for creative or intellectual freedoms, the intricacies of contracts and the crucial decisions about venues and audiences. Volume Editor: JAMES GIBBS, University of the West of England. The contributors include: DEXTER LYNDERSAY, FOLUKE OUGUNLEYE, SIRI LANGE, ALLY MKUMBILA, BRACCO CHITOSA, MANFRED LOIMEIR, LUCY RICHARDSON, CHRISTINE MATZKE, VICTOR S. DUGGA, PATRICK-JUDE OTEH, BASIL JONES, MICHAEL WALLING, BRITISH COUNCIL, JOS REPERTORY THEATRE
African Theatre 12 : Shakespeare in and out of Africa( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume takes as its starting point an interrogation of the African contributions to the Globe to Globe Festival staged in London in 2012, where 37 Shakespeare productions were offered, each from a different nation. Five African companies were invited to perform and there are articles on each of these productions, examining issues of interculturalism, postcolonialism, language, interpretation and reception. The contributors are both Shakespeare and African theatre scholars, promoting discourse from a range of geographical and cultural perspectives. The playscript in this volume of 'African
 
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Theatre matters : performance and culture on the world stage
Alternative Names
جين بلاستو

پلاستو، جين

Languages
English (108)

French (1)

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African theatreTheatre and empowerment : community drama on the world stageAfrican theatreContemporary African playsAfrican theatre and politics : the evolution of theatre in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe : a comparative studyAfrican theatreDeath and the king's horsemanThree Eritrean plays