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.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: 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