African Theatre: Women (African Theatre)

African Theatre: Women (African Theatre)

By: Femi Osofisan (editor), James Gibbs (editor), Martin Banham (editor), Jane Plastow (guest_editor)Paperback

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Women have struggled to be heard in the world of modern African theatre. Traditionally they had secure roles as dancers, singers and storytellers, but as theatre became professionalised and commercialised, control increasingly lay with the literate elites. This volume is testimony to the scope of their work as playwrights, musicians and actors from the Algerian diaspora to the new South Africa. Guest edited by JANE PLASTOW North America: Indiana U Press; South Africa: Wits U Press

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Contents

Editorial Jane Plastow - 'I will not cry': women's theatre in the Algerian diaspora by Laura Chakravarty Box - Challenging the master: resisting 'male' virtues of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis in the theatre of Tawfik al-Hakim & Nawal al-Sa'dawi by Dina Amin - Of Suwa houses & singing contests: early urban performers in Asmara, Eritrea by Christine Matzke - Contextualising women's theatre in Kenya: Mboya's Otongolia & Mwachofie's Mama ee by Mike Kuria - Portraits of women in contemporary Ugandan theatre by Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare - Drama in her life: interview with Adeline Ama Buabeng by Esi Sutherland-Addy with Adeline Ama Buabeng - Visibility, eloquence & silence: women & theatre for development in Ghana by Esi Dogbe - Contemporary Nigerian theatre: the plays of Stella Oyedepo by Chris Dunton - Who can silence her drums?: an analysis of the plays of Tess Onwueme by Omofolabo Ajayi - Noticeboard compiled by James Gibbs - Playscript: Glass House by Fatima Dike with brief introduction by Marcia Blumberg - Book Reviews

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/09/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780852555965
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780852555965
  • weight: 251
  • ISBN10: 0852555962

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