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An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre

An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

  • Date Published: March 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521567220

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  • In this book Brian Crow and Chris Banfield provide an introduction to post-colonial theater by concentrating on the work of major dramatists from the third world and subordinated cultures in the first world. Crow and Banfield consider the plays of such writers as Wole Soyinka and Athol Fugard and his collaborators, Derek Walcott, August Wilson and Jack Davis, and Badal Sircar and Girish Karnad. Each chapter contains an informative list of primary source material and further reading about the dramatists. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theater and cultural history.

    • This is the first book in the series Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre
    • Offers an introductory survey of this expanding area of literature and theatre history
    • Each chapter contains an informative list of primary sources and further reading for each dramatist
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    "Brian Crow and Chris Banfield's An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theatre thus addresses a void...." Janet V. Haedicke, Comparative Drama

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521567220
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.294kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Derek Walcott and a Caribbean theatre of revelation
    2. August Wilson's theatre of the blues
    3. Jack Davis and the drama of Aboriginal history
    4. Wole Soyinka and the Nigerian theatre of ritual vision
    5. Athol Fugard and the South African 'workshop' play
    6. Badal Sircar's third theatre of Calcutta
    7. Girish Karnad and an Indian theatre of roots
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  • Authors

    Brian Crow, University of Birmingham

    Chris Banfield, University of Birmingham

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