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Author Igweonu, Kene
Title Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance
Imprint New York : BRILL, 2011
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Note Intro -- Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Striding Out: Emergent Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance -- PART I GENERAL TRENDS IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES -- 1. The Dilemma of the African Body as a Site of Performance in the Context of Western Training -- 2. Interculturalism Revisited: Identity Construction in African and African-Caribbean Performance -- 3. Beyond the Miracle: Trends in South African Theatre and Performance after 1994 -- 4. Transformation and the Drama Studies Curriculum in South Africa: A Survey of Selected Universities -- 5. The Tall Tale of Tall Horse: The Illusion (or Manifestation) of African Cultural and Traditional Aesthetics in Hybrid Performances -- 6. From Trance Dance to PaR: Theatre and Performance Studies in South Africa -- PART II APPLIED/COMMUNITY THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE -- 7. Theatre in/for Development in Tanzania: A Neoliberal Nightmare -- 8. A Voice in the Teeth of Power: Popular Theatre under the Censorship Radar in Zimbabwe (1998-2008) -- 9. Citizens' Stories - or Theatre as Performing Citizenship in Zimbabwe -- 10. Towards a Politically Efficacious Community-Based Theatre -- 11. Dance Movement Analysis as Psycho-Diagnostic Tool in Modern Nigerian Medical Practice: An Introduction -- PART III PLAYWRIGHTS AND PERFORMANCE -- 12. Treading Subtly on Volatile Ground: Ahmed Yerima's Hard Ground and the Dramatization of the Niger Delta Crisis in Nigeria -- 13. Drama as an Analytical Tool of Contemporary Society: Ahmed Yerima's Hard Ground and the Politics of the Niger Delta -- 14. Theatre-on-Demand: Stella Oyedepo - Theatrical Megastar of the Twenty-First Century -- 15. Abibigoro: Mohamed Ben Abdallah's Search for an African Aesthetic in the Theatre
16. African Dance in Diaspora: The Examples of Nigerian Yoruba bàtá and dùndún -- 17. Celebration as Aesthetic Device in Contemporary Nigerian Dance Productions: Hubert Ogunde's Destiny as Example -- 18. 'Piecing Together a Girlhood': Using the 'Girlfriend Aesthetic' as a Practical Methodology in the Making and Performance of Katuntu (…and you too) -- Abstracts -- A Selected Bibliography of African Theatre (1990-2011) -- Notes on Contributors
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Link Print version: Igweonu, Kene Trends in Twenty-First Century African Theatre and Performance New York : BRILL,c2011 9789042033863
Subject African drama--21st century--History and criticism
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