A History of Theatre in Africa

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Overview

Offering a comprehensive account of a long and varied chronicle, this history of theater in Africa is comprised of essays written by scholars in the field. The coverage is geographically broad and includes an examination of the concepts of "history" and "theater" in Africa; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; as well as the African diaspora.
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"There is much to be celebrated in Banham's collection. The decision to cull essays primarily from African scholars hailing from the regions discussed begets richer engagement with scholarship from the continent, and it is buoying to see masters and dissertation theses from African universities peppering the works cited throughout." Luso-Brazilian Review Christina McMahon, Northwestern University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521092081
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/4/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Banham is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the School of English, University of Leeds.
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Table of Contents

Preface Martin Banham; 1. Concepts of history and theatre in Africa Kole Omotoso; 2. North Africa: (a) Egypt Ahmed Zaki; (b) Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia Kamal Salhi; (c) Sudan Khalid AlMubarak Mustafa; 3. Francophone Africa south of the Sahara John Conteh-Morgan; 4. Anglophone West Africa: (a) Nigeria Dapo Adelugba and Olu Obafemi, additional material by Sola Adeyemi; (b) Ghana James Gibbs; (c) Sierra Leone Mohamed Sheriff; (d) A note on recent Anglophone Cameroonian theatre Asheri Kilo; 5. East Africa: (a) Ethiopia and Eritrea Jane Plastow; (b) Kenya Ciarunji Chesaina and Evan Mwangi; (c) Tanzania Amandina Lihamba; (d) Uganda Eckhard Breitinger; 6. Southern Africa David Kerr; 7. South Africa Yvette Hutchison; 8. Theatre in Portuguese speaking African countries Luis Mitras; 9. Mauritius and RĂ©union Roshni Mooneeram; 10. Surviving the crossing: theatre in the African diaspora Osita Okagbue.
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