African Popular Theatre: From Precolonial Times to the Present Day (Studies in African Literature)

African Popular Theatre: From Precolonial Times to the Present Day (Studies in African Literature)

By: David Kerr (author)Paperback

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In this survey of theatre forms in sub-Saharan Africa from pre-colonial times to the present day, popular theatre is interpreted widely to include not only conventional drama, but such non-literary forms of performance as dance, mime, dramatised story-telling, masquerades, improvised urban vaudeville theatre, and the theatre of resistance and social action. The book also considers theatre embedded in the modern media of film, radio and television. Kenya: EAEP

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Contents

Pre-colonial African popular theatre; colonialism and theatre; the reaction of indigenous African theatre to colonialism; Syncretic popular theatre - militaristic mime; concert party and Yoruba theatre; literary drama and popular theatre; the travelling theatre movement; theatre for development; popular theatre and macro-media; populist theatre and national ideology in modern Africa; popular theatre and the struggle for liberation in southern Africa; towards a theatre of popular struggle.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/09/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780852555330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 290
  • ID: 9780852555330
  • weight: 371
  • ISBN10: 0852555334

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