Recasting Transnationalism Through Performance: Theatre Festivals in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Brazil

Recasting Transnationalism Through Performance: Theatre Festivals in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Brazil

by C. McMahon

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Recasting Transnationalism Through Performance: Theatre Festivals in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Brazil by C. McMahon

A rigorous ethnography of three international theatre festivals spanning the Portuguese-speaking world, this book examines the potential for African theatre artists to generate meaningful cultural and postcolonial dialogues in festival venues despite the challenges posed by a global arts market.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137006806
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: Studies in International Performance
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Christina S. McMahon is Assistant Professor in the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. She is a recipient of the IFTR New Scholars Prize and a Fulbright–Hays grant. Her articles have appeared in Theatre Survey, Theatre Research International, Theatre History Studies, and The Latin American Theatre Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Global Casting Calls: Performing (Trans)National Identity On Festival Circuits 1. Mapping Festivals: Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Brazil in the Lusophone World 2. Recasting the Colonial Past: History, Imagination, and Fantasy on Festival Stages 3. African Women on Festival Circuits: Recasting Labor Roles and Female Sexuality 4. Adaptation and the (Trans)Nation: Creolized Shakespeare, Intercultural Cervantes 5. Toward a Conclusion: Forum Theatre in Festival Venues

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