This text provides 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. Each chapter contains an informative list of primary source material and further reading about the dramatists.
Table of ContentsPreface; 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.