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Modern African drama : backgrounds and criticism

Author: Biodun Jeyifo
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2002.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents eight twentieth-century plays from seven African countries, along with explanatory notes and over thirty background writings and works of criticism.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Biodun Jeyifo
ISBN: 0393975290 9780393975291
OCLC Number: 47895002
Description: xii, 646 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The fate of a cockroach / Tawfik al-Hakim --
Intelligence powder / Kateb Yacine --
Sizwe Bansi is dead / Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Nthsona --
Death and the king's horseman / Wole Soyinka --
A collision of altars / Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin --
The dilemma of a ghost / Ama Ata Aidoo --
I will marry when I want / Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Mirii --
Esu and the vagabond minstrels / Femi Osofisan. Backgrounds and criticism --
On national culture / Frantz Fanon --
Theatre in African traditional cultures: survival patterns / Wole Soyinka --
Enactments of power: the politics of performance space / Ngugi wa Thiong'o --
The reinvention of theatrical tradition / Biodun Jeyifo --
African theatre in a global context / Don Rubin --
Dimensions of theatricality in Africa / Joachim Fieback --
Art as tool, weapon or shield? : arts for development seminar, Harare / David Kerr --
Trends in the drama of Tawfik al-Hakim / Paul Starkey --
Introduction to "Fate of a cockroach" and other plays / Denys Johnson-Davies --
Philosophical and psychological themes in Fate of a cockroach / Richard Long --
The theatrical carnivalesque in Intelligence powder / Bernard Aresu --
Populist aesthetics and idioms in Kateb Yacine's theatre / Jacqueline Kaye and Abdelhamid Zoubir --
The pragmatics and aesthetics of Kateb Yacine's theatre practice / Kamal Salhi --
Introduction to Statements / Athol Fugard --
"Robert Zwelinzima is alive" / Russell Vandenbroucke --
Artistic ambivalence in Sizwe Bansi is dead / Hilary Seymour --
The Statements plays / Dennis Walder --
Author's note to Death and the King's horseman / Wole Soyinka --
Towards a true theatre / Wole Soyinka --
The fox's dance : the staging of Soyinka's plays / Annemarie Heywood --
Cultural death and the King's horseman / Adebayo Williams --
Tribute to Wole Soyinka / Michael Etherton --
Author's note to Collision of altars / Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin --
Collision of alters : notes on history / Richard Pankhurst --
Art and ideology in the plays of Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin --
Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin and Ethiopian reformist theatre / Jane Plastow --
Oral tradition in Dilemma of a ghost / Lloyd W. Brown --
Motherhood in Ama Ata Aidoo's plays / C. L. Innes --
A bird of the Wayside sings / Vincent O. Odamtten --
Women in cultural work : the fate of the Kamĩrĩĩthũ people's theatre in Kenya / Ngugi wa Thiong'o --
I will marry when I want / Oliver Lovesey --
Formal strategies and social commentary in his plays / Femi Osofisan --
Hegemony rests with the audience / Sandra Richards --
Form, content, and context in Femi Osofisan's drama / Abiola Irele --
The theatre of Femi Osofisan / Chris Dunton --
African drama : a chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: edited by Biodun Jeyifo.

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A collection of continentally representative modern African drama, this work includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. The text presents  Read more...

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