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Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama
     

Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

by Christopher B. Professor Balme
 

ISBN-10: 0198184441

ISBN-13: 9780198184447

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Decolonizing the Stage is a major study devoted to post-colonial drama and theater. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms of their indigenous traditions with the Western dramatic form. The study provides a theoretically sophisticated, cross-cultural comparative approach to a

Overview

Decolonizing the Stage is a major study devoted to post-colonial drama and theater. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms of their indigenous traditions with the Western dramatic form. The study provides a theoretically sophisticated, cross-cultural comparative approach to a wide number of writers, regions, and theater movements, ranging from Maori, Aboriginal, and native American theater to Township theater in South Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184447
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
1. Indigenous theories of syncretic theatre
2. Ritual frames and liminal dramaturgy
3. Language and the post-colonial stage
4. Orality as performance
5. Visualizing the body
6. Dance and body language
7. Spaces and spectators
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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