Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama Christopher B. Balme

ISBN: 9780198184447

Published: March 18th 1999

Hardcover

328 pages


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Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama  by  Christopher B. Balme

Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama by Christopher B. Balme
March 18th 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 328 pages | ISBN: 9780198184447 | 4.34 Mb

This is a study devoted to post-colonial drama and theatre. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms of their indigenous traditions with the Western dramatic form.MoreThis is a study devoted to post-colonial drama and theatre.

It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms of their indigenous traditions with the Western dramatic form. These experiments are termed syncretic theatre. The study provides a theoretically sophisticated, cross-cultural comparative approach to a wide number of writers, regions, and theatre movements, ranging from Maori, Aboriginal, and native American theatre to Township theatre in South Africa.

Writers studied include Nobel Prize-winning authors such as Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, and Rabindranath Tagore, along with others such as Ngugi wa Thiongo, Jack Davis, Girish Karnad, and Tomson Highway. The book demonstrates how the dynamics of syncretic theatrical texts function in performance. It combines cultural semiotics with performance analysis to provide a contribution to the growing field of post-colonial drama and intercultural performance.



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