Theatre and Drama in Francophone Africa: A Critical Introductionby John Conteh-Morgan
Pub. Date: 05/28/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the first study to be entirely devoted to African literary drama in French, a major component of African theater. Beginning with a detailed analysis of its relationship to a variety of precolonial, but sometimes still contemporary, traditions of performance that constitute part of its roots, the author examines this drama in both its literary and theatrical dimensions. He discusses its development, themes and techniques up to and including contemporary theater. The book is divided into two sections: Part One offers a theoretical and historical background; Part Two analyzes key individual plays central to the repertoire, including two from the Caribbean. All quotations are translated into English.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Intoduction; Part I. Theoretical and Historical Studies: 1. The traditional context of Francophone drama; 2. From oral performances to modern drama: on the growth and development of a genre; 3. Francophone drama: the thematic dimension; Part II. The Plays: 4. Aimé Césaire: La Tragédie du roi Christophe; Une Saison au Congo; 5. Bernard Dadié: Béatrice du Congo; Iles de Tempête; 6. Cheik Ndao: L'Exil d'Albouri; 7. Jean Pliya: Kondo le requin; 8. Tchicaya U'Tamsi: Le Zulu; 9. Guillaume Oyono-Mbia: Trois prétendants … un mari; 10. Senouvo Zinsou: On joue la comédie; 11. Zadi Zaourou: L'Œil; 12. Werewere Liking: La Puissance d'Um; Conclusion; References; Index.
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