Theatre Matters: Performance and Culture on the World Stage

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Richard Boon, Jane Plastow, David Bradby
Cambridge University Press, 10‏/12‏/1998 - 203 من الصفحات
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Theatre, in a variety of forms and contexts, can make, and indeed has made, positive political and social interventions in a range of developing cultures across the world. In this book a distinguished team of theatre historians and dramatists, explore how theatre has a dynamic and often difficult relationship with societies and states, arguing positively that theatrical activity can make a difference.The collection begins with a foreword by Wole Soyinka and, through the volume, specially chosen plays, projects and movements are examined in countries such as Brazil and Argentina, Nigeria, Eritrea and South Africa, and India and the Caribbean countries.
 

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Introduction
1
The Revolution as Muse drama as surreptitious insurrection in a postcolonial military state
11
Making theatre for a change two plays of the Eritrean liberation struggle
36
Race matters in South African theatre
55
Dreams of violence moving beyond colonialism in Canadian and Caribbean drama
76
The Frenchspeaking Caribbean journeying from the native land
97
Binglishing the stage a generation of Asian theatre in England
126
Popular theatre for the building of social awareness the Indian experience
135
The promise of performance True LoveReal Love
154
Making America or making revolution the theatre of Ricardo Halac in Argentina
177
Index
199
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Wole Soyinka was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State of Nigeria on July 13, 1934. He attended Government College and University College in Ibadan before receiving a degree in English from the University of Leeds in England in 1958. He has held research and teaching appointments at several universities including the University of Ibadan, the University of Ife, Cornell University, Emory University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Loyola Marymount. He is a distinguished playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, social critic, political activist, and literary scholar. His plays include The Swamp Dwellers, The Lion and the Jewel, A Dance of the Forests, The Bacchae of Euripides, A Play for Giants, Death and the King's Horsemen, From Zia with Love, The Beatification of Area Boy, and King Baabu. His collections of poetry include Idanre and Other Poems, A Shuttle in the Crypt, and Mandela's Earth and Other Poems. His novels include The Interpreters, which won the 1968 Jock Campbell Literary Award, and Season of Anomy. His autobiographical works include Ake: The Years of Childhood, Isara: A Voyage Around Essay, The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Memoir of the Nigerian Crisis, and You Must Set Forth at Dawn. His literary essays collections include Myth, Literature and the African World and Art, Dialogue and Outrage. During the civil war in Nigeria, he appealed for cease-fire in an article. Accused of treason, he was held in solitary confinement for 22 months. Two of his works, The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka and Poems from Prison, were secretly written on toilet paper and smuggled out of prison. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.

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