Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India since 1947

Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India since 1947

by Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker

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ISBN-13: 9781587296420
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: Studies Theatre Hist & Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 504
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Aparna Dharwadker is associate professor of theatre and drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work on contemporary Indian theatre and comparative postcolonial theatres has appeared in such journals as PMLA, Modern Drama, New Theatre Quarterly, Theatre Journal, Theatre India, and Theatre Research International. She has held research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Folger Library, and the Newberry Library, among others.

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Author's Note Abbreviations 1. Postcolonial Frames and the Subject of Modern Indian Theatre Part I: The Field of Indian Theatre after Independence 2. The Formation of a New "National Canon" 3. Authorship, Textuality, and Multilingualism 4. Production and Reception 5. Orientalism, Cultural Nationalism, and the Erasure of the Present Part II 6. Myth, Ambivalence, and Evil 7. The Ironic History of the Nation 8. Realism and the Edifice of Home 9. Alternative Stages 10. Intertexts and Countertexts Appendixes Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Appendix 7 Appendix 8 Appendix 9 Appendix 10 Notes Bibliography Index

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