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Post-Colonial Drama by Helen Gilbert
Book DescriptionPost-Colonial Drama is the first full-length study to address the ways in which performance has been instrumental in resisting the continuing effects of imperialism. It brings to bear the latest theoretical approaches from post-colonial and performance studies to a range of plays from Australia, Africa, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean and other former colonial regions. Some of the major topics discussed in Post-Colonial Drama include: * the interactions of post-colonial and performance theories * the post-colonial re-stagings of language and history * the specific enactments of ritual and carnival * the theatrical citations of the post-colonial body Post-Colonial Drama combines a rich intersection of theoretical approaches with close attention to a wide range of performance texts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415090247
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-May-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Performance and Cosmopolitics, Paperback (April 2007)
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Postcolonial Plays, Paperback (April 2001)» View all books by Helen Gilbert
This book brings together contemporary plays from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and South Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia and India - countries which have all experienced Imperialism.
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Author Biography - Helen Gilbert
Helen Gilbert lectures in English at the University of Queensland. Joanne Tompkins lectures in Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University
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