Postcolonial Plays

Postcolonial Plays

An Anthology

Book - 2001
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This collection of contemporary postcolonial plays demonstrates the extraordinary vitality of a body of work that is currently influencing the shape of contemporary world theatre.
This anthology encompasses both internationally admired 'classics' and previously unpublished texts, all dealing with imperialism and its aftermath. It includes work from Canada, the Carribean, South and West Africa, Southeast Asia, India, New Zealand and Australia. A general introduction outlines major themes in postcolonial plays. Introductions to individual plays include information on authors as well as overviews of cultural contexts, major ideas and performance history.
Dramaturgical techniques in the plays draw on Western theatre as well as local performance traditions and include agit-prop dialogue, musical routines, storytelling, ritual incantation, epic narration, dance, multimedia presentation and puppetry. The plays dramatize diverse issues, such as:
*globalization
* political corruption
* race and class relations
*slavery
*gender and sexuality
*media representation
*nationalism
Publisher: London ;, New York :, Routledge,, 2001.
ISBN: 9780415164481
0415164486
9780415164498
0415164494
Branch Call Number: 822.9208035 Po
Characteristics: xiv, 469 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Gilbert, Helen 1956-

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