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African theatre. Women

Author: Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan
Publisher: Oxford : J. Currey ; Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2002.
Series: African theatre (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England), 3.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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African theatre. Women.
Oxford : J. Currey ; Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)652385072
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan
ISBN: 0253341264 9780253341266 0253215390 9780253215390 0852555911 9780852555910 0852555962 9780852555965 1868143872 9781868143870
OCLC Number: 49495120
Description: xiii, 178 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: "I will not cry" : women's theatre in the Algerian diaspora / Laura Chakravarty Box --
Challenging the master : resisting "male" virtues of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis in the theatre of Taufik al / Dina Amin --
Of Suwa houses & singing contests : early urban women performers in Asmara, Eritrea / Christine Matzke --
Contextualizing women's theatre in Kenya : Alakie Ainyi Mboya's Otongolia & Ari Katini Mwachofi's Mama ee / Mike Kuria --
Portraits of women in contemporary Ugandan theatre / Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare --
Drama in her life : the story of Adeline Ama Buabeng / Esi Sutherland-Addy with Ama Buabeng --
Visibility, eloquence & silence : women & theatre for development in Ghana / Esi Dogbe --
Contemporary Nigerian theatre : the plays of Stella Oyedepo / Chris Dunton --
Who can silence her drums : an analysis of the plays of Tess Onwueme / Omofolabo Ajayi --
Noticeboard / James Gibbs --
Glass house / Fatima Dike ; with an introduction by Marcia Blumberg --
Book reviews.
Series Title: African theatre (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England), 3.
Other Titles: Women
Responsibility: editors, Martin Banham, James Gibbs & Femi Osofisan ; guest editor, Jane Plastow ; reviews editor, Martin Banham.
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Examines the contributions of women as writers and performers in the increasingly professionalised and commercialised spheres of theatre and performance across the continent.  Read more...

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'African Theatre: Women is a refreshingly original collection of essays. Offering detailed information on a wide range of theatrical traditions as well as in-depth studies of individual playwrights, Read more...

 
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