An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre / Edition 1

An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre / Edition 1

by Brian Crow, Chris Banfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 052156722X

ISBN-13: 9780521567220

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Brian Crow and Chris Banfield provide an introduction to post-colonial theater by concentrating on the work of major dramatists from the third world and subordinated cultures in the first world. Crow and Banfield consider the plays of such writers as Wole Soyinka and Athol Fugard and his collaborators, Derek Walcott, August Wilson and Jack Davis, and

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In this book Brian Crow and Chris Banfield provide an introduction to post-colonial theater by concentrating on the work of major dramatists from the third world and subordinated cultures in the first world. Crow and Banfield consider the plays of such writers as Wole Soyinka and Athol Fugard and his collaborators, Derek Walcott, August Wilson and Jack Davis, and Badal Sircar and Girish Karnad. Each chapter contains an informative list of primary source material and further reading about the dramatists. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theater and cultural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521567220
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Sales rank:
306,610
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Derek Walcott and a Caribbean theatre of revelation; 2. August Wilson's theatre of the blues; 3. Jack Davis and the drama of Aboriginal history; 4. Wole Soyinka and the Nigerian theatre of ritual vision; 5. Athol Fugard and the South African 'workshop' play; 6. Badal Sircar's third theatre of Calcutta; 7. Girish Karnad and an Indian theatre of roots; Conclusion; Further reading list; Index.

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