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Theatre and postcolonial desires

Author: Awam Amkpa
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Theatre and Postcolonial Desires will be essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of drama, postcolonial, and cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Awam Amkpa
ISBN: 0415312876 9780415312875
OCLC Number: 53829200
Description: xiv, 206 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Ngugi wa Thiong'o --
Introduction: from colonial modernity to postcolonial desires: oppositional theatre in Nigeria and England --
Pt. 1. Nigeria --
1. Wole Soyinka: theatre, mythology, and political activism --
2. Femi Osofisan: theatre, nation, and the revolutionary ideal --
3. Tess Onwueme: theatre, gender, and power --
4. The Yoruba Traveling Theatres: popular theatre and desires for postcolonial subjectivity --
5. Theatre, democracy, and community development: Ahmadu Bello University and the Nigerian Popular Theatre Alliance --
Pt. 2. England --
6. John Arden: dramatizing the colonial nation --
7. David Edgar: the nation's theatre and its anticolonial scribe --
8. Caryl Churchill: decolonizing the nation through gender and class --
9. Monstrosities, deviants, and darkies: Monstrous Regiment, Gay Sweatshop, and black theatre.
Series Title: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies.
Responsibility: Awam Amkpa.

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An exploration of the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre. The author examines the work of prominent Nigerian and  Read more...

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