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Description - A History of Theatre in Africa by Martin Banham

This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa. The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in the work of popular entertainers and storytellers. Since the 1950s, in a movement that has paralleled the political emancipation of so much of the continent, there has also grown a theatre that comments back from the colonized world to the world of the colonists and explores its own cultural, political and linguistic identity. A History of Theatre in Africa offers a comprehensive, yet accessible, account of this long and varied chronicle, written by a team of scholars in the field. Chapters include an examination of the concepts of 'history' and 'theatre'; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; and the African diaspora.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521092081
ISBN-10: 0521092086
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 500
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Banham

Martin Banham is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the School of English, University of Leeds.

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