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Syncretic arenas : essays on postcolonial African drama and theatre for Esiaba Irobi

Author: Esiaba Irobi; Isidore Diala
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2014.
Series: Cross/cultures, 177.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection in part examines the legacy of the consummate Nigerian stage artist and scholar, Esiaba Irobi (1960-2010). Poems, tributes, and studies cele brate Irobi's significance as actor, play wright, director, poet, and theatre theorist. Irobi's life, temper, times, and career are inextricably linked to the history, devel opment, concerns, and uses of drama and theatre in Africa. The contributions high light  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Diala, Isidore.
Syncretic Arenas : Essays on Postcolonial African Drama and Theatre for Esiaba Irobi.
Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, ©2014
Named Person: Esiaba Irobi; Esiaba Irobi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Esiaba Irobi; Isidore Diala
ISBN: 9789401211802 9401211809
OCLC Number: 897069761
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; PART ONE; Esiaba Irobi: The Tragedy of Exile; Esiaba Irobi: A Personal Note; Esiaba Irobi and His Muse; Remembering Esiaba Irobi at the International Research Centre ""Interweaving Performance Cultures"" in Berlin, 2009-2010; Esiaba Irobi: Death Does Not Kill a Song; On My Birthday; Omonla: Your Like Will Never Be There Again --
7 Prose Poems/Haikus; Half a Century Death; Madding Crowd; Seven Stations of the Cross. Esiaba Irobi's Legacy: Theory and Practice of Postcolonial PerformanceBetween Soyinka and Clark: The Dynamics of Influence on Esiaba Irobi's Nwokedi; Eclipsed Visions: Esiaba Irobi Interviewed; ESIABA ALONE AND IN COMPANY: A PHOTO GALLERY; PART TWO; Theatre and Modernization in the First Age of Globalization: The Cairo Opera House; Autobiography as Counter-Memory in The Orange Earth of Adam Small; Directing Politics: Soyinkan Parallels in the Works of Uganda's Robert Serumaga; Afrika Cultural Centre: Phoenix Under Apartheid and Burnt Ember Under Democracy? The Anxiety of Class in Kenyan Drama: A Reading of Boy's Benta and Sibi-Okumu's Role PlayA Heritage of Violence: Paradoxes of Freedom and Memory in Recent South African Play-Texts; African Drama and the Construction of an Indigenous Cultural Identity: An Examination of Four Major Nigerian Plays; The Creative Development, Importance, and Dramaturgy of Duro Ladipo's Ọba Kò So; Critical Responses: The Evolution of the Theatre Critic in South Africa; ""I want to dialogue"": Chief Muraina Oyelami Talking Oṣogbo and Beyond; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Cross/cultures, 177.
Responsibility: edited by Isidore Diala.

Abstract:

This collection in part examines the legacy of the consummate Nigerian stage artist and scholar, Esiaba Irobi (1960-2010). Poems, tributes, and studies cele brate Irobi's significance as actor, play wright, director, poet, and theatre theorist. Irobi's life, temper, times, and career are inextricably linked to the history, devel opment, concerns, and uses of drama and theatre in Africa. The contributions high light the evolution of autochthonous thea trical practices: the interaction between Western and indigenous African perfor mance traditions; colonial/postcolonial government policies and t.

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