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African theatres and performances

Author: Osy A Okagbue
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Theatres of the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at four performances in Africa and uses this to question the tendency in much western and some non-western scholarship to employ western frames of reference to examine/appreciate every kind of theatre or performance.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Osy A Okagbue
ISBN: 9780415304535 0415304539 9780203945339 0203945336 0415304547 9780415304542
OCLC Number: 82673680
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Mmonwu: Igbo masquerade theatre --
Bori: a Hausa ritual theatre --
Jaliya: the art of Mandinka griots and griottes --
Koteba (kote-tlon): comedy and satire of the Bamana --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Theatres of the world.
Responsibility: Osita Okagbue.
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