Theatricality and Cross-cultural Encounter in the South Seas
By (author) Christopher B. Balme
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Pacific Performances by Christopher B. Balme
Book DescriptionThis new study explores the history of cross-cultural performative encounters in the Pacific from the Eighteenth century to the present. It examines Western theatrical representations of Pacific cultures and investigates how Pacific Islanders used their own cultural performances to negotiate the colonial situation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403985989
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher B. Balme
Theatrical Public Sphere, Hardback (June 2014)
The first in-depth study of theatre's relationship to the public sphere in a wide range of cultural and historical contexts.
Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies, Paperback (September 2008)
This volume introduces the key elements and approaches in the study of theatre and performance, covering drama, music theatre and dance.
Decolonizing the Stage, Hardback (March 1999)» View all books by Christopher B. Balme
A study of post-colonial drama and theatre. It examines how dramatists from various societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms of their traditions with the Western dramatic form, demonstrating how the dynamics of syncretic theatrical texts function in performance.
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Author Biography - Christopher B. Balme
CHRISTOPHER B. BALME is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Munich, Germany. His publications include The Reformation of Comedy, Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama and Fusion Cultures (editor), amongst others.
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