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African theatre. Festivals

Author: James Gibbs; Martin Banham
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey, ©2012.
Series: African theatre (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England), 11.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the last fifty years, large sums of money, huge resources of labour and vast amounts of creative energy have been invested in international theatre festivals in Africa. Under banners such as 'Reclaiming the African Past' and 'African Renaissance', the festival participants have used the performing arts to address a variety of topical issues and to confront images embedded by a century of patronising colonial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Gibbs; Martin Banham
ISBN: 9781847010575 1847010571
OCLC Number: 823209845
Description: xv, 156 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Festivals as a strategy for the development of theatre in Zimbabwe, 1980-2010 / Robert Mshengu Kavanagh --
The legacy of Festac '77 : the challenge of the Nigerian National Theatre at Iganmu / Ahmed Yerima --
Festac, month by month & Soyinka's involvement / James Gibbs --
The Dakar Festivals of 1966 & 2010 / Yatma Dieye --
African Renaissance between rhetoric & the aesthetics of extravagance : FESMAN 2010-entrapped in textuality / Amy Niang --
Theatre Programme for FESMAN & commentary / James Gibbs --
The Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) in Ghana, 1922-2010 : the vision & the reality / Victor K. Yankah --
PANAFEST through the headlines: an annotated bibliography / James Gibbs --
International festivals & transnational theatre circuits in Egypt, 1988-2010 : ambassadors of no nation / Sonali Pahwa --
The Jos Theatre Festival, 2004-2011 : a theatre festival in a divided community / Patrick-Jude Oteh --
The Grahamstown Festival & the making of a dramatist : an interview with Andrew Buckland / James Gibbs --
Prison Graduates : [a play / by] Efo Kodjo Mawugbe ; with a review of a performance by James Gibbs --
Book reviews.
Series Title: African theatre (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England), 11.
Other Titles: Festivals
Responsibility: volume editor, James Gibbs ; reviews editor, Martin Banham.

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Contributors examine how international theatre festivals have been organised and how they have affected the evolution of sustainable theatre.  Read more...

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