Contemporary African Plays
Death and the King's; Anowa; Chattering and the Song; Rise and Shine of Comrade; Woza Albert!; Other War
Normal Price: $36.99
Your Price: $33.29 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.66 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Contemporary African Plays by Martin Banham
Book DescriptionThe only current anthology to survey the rich variety of contemporary African drama The plays included in this volume are: Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka; Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo; The Chattering and the Song by Femi Osofisan; The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco by Andrew Whaley; Woza Albert! by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon; and The Other War by Alemseged Tesfai.Contemporary African Drama brings together some of the best writers writing from an African viewpoint today.
Buy Contemporary African Plays book by Martin Banham from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780413723307
(198mm x 130mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin Banham
Contemporary Women, Paperback (November 2015)
Looks at the lives, challenges and contributions of African women from across the continent to making and participating in theatre in the 21st century.
African Theatre 13: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Wole Soyinka, Paperback (November 2014)
Directors and collaborators assess and comment on the production of plays by West Africa's Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and East Africa's most influential author Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
History of Theatre in Africa, Paperback (December 2008)
This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa, covering the entire continent.
Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Martin Banham
Comprehensive alphabetical guide to theatre in Africa and the Caribbean: national essays and entries on countries and performers.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Contemporary African Plays book by Martin Banham and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Martin Banham
Percy Mtwa was born and bred in Wattville, Benoni. In 1979 director Gibson Kente gave him a role as singer/dancer in Mama and the Load, which played at the Market and Baxter Theatres and toured South Africa. Mbongeni Ngema was born in Umkumbane, Durban. He wrote and presented a play, Too Harsh, appeared in Kessie Govender's Working Class Hero, then wrote and, with Kessie's help, directed The Last Generation. In 1979 he came to Johannesburg and approached Gibson Kente for work, finally getting a character role in Mama and the Load, where he met Percy Mtwa. Barney Simon, founding Artistic Director of the Market Theatre, was born in Johannesburg. After backstaging for Joan Littlewood in the late 1950s, he joined Athol Fugard in Johannesburg's Dorkay House Rehearsal Room where The Blood Knot was first staged. He directed Fugard in Krapp's Last Tape and the first production of Fugard's own Hello and Goodbye. In 1974 he founded the Company with Mannie Manim, which made its home in Johannesburg's old Market in 1976. He was the three-time winner of the Breytenbach Epathlon for best director. Barney Simon died in 1995.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.