9780393975291

Modern African Drama Nce Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393975291

  • ISBN10:

    0393975290

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/17/2002
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya. "Backgrounds and Criticism" presents documents on modern African drama generally and on the assembled texts and authors specifically, including little-known materials. Featured are essays on Tawfik al-Hakim, Kateb Yacine, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, and Femi Osofisan. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
The Texts of the Plays
Fate of a Cockroach
3(61)
Tawfik al-Hakim
Intelligence Powder
64(28)
Kateb Yacine
Sizwe Bansi Is Dead
92(34)
Athol Fugard
John Kani
Winston Nitshona
Death and the King's Horseman
126(52)
Wole Soyinka
Collision of Altars
178(64)
Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin
The Dilemma of a Ghost
242(34)
Ama Ata Aidoo
I Will Marry When I Want
276(86)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ngugi wa Mirii
Esu and the Vagabond Minstrels
362(53)
Femi Osofisan
Backgrounds and Criticism
African Drama and Theatre
On National Culture
415(6)
Frantz Fanon
Theatre in African Traditional Cultures: Survival Patterns
421(13)
Wole Soyinka
Enactments of Power: The Politics of Performance Space
434(23)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
The Reinvention of Theatrical Tradition
457(11)
Biodun Jeyifo
African Theatre in a Global Context
468(3)
Don Rubin
Dimensions of Theatricality in Africa
471(15)
Joachim Fiebach
Art as Tool, Weapon or Shield?: Arts for Development Seminar, Harare
486(8)
David Kerr
Tawfik Al-Hakim
[Trends in the Drama of Tawfik al-Hakim]
494(4)
Paul Starkey
Introduction to ``Fate of a Cockroach'' and Other Plays
498(2)
Denys Johnson-Davies
[Philosophical and Psychological Themes in Fate of a Cochroach]
500(6)
Richard Long
Kateb Yacine
[The Theatrical Carnivalesque in Intelligence Powder]
506(3)
Bernard Aresu
[Populist Aesthetics and Idioms in Kateb Yacine's Theatre]
509(6)
Jacqueline Kaye
Abdelhamid Zoubir
The Pragmatics and Aesthetics of Kateb Yacine's Theatre Practice
515(8)
Kamal Salhi
Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona
Introduction to Statements
523(5)
Athol Fugard
``Robert Zwelinzima Is Alive''
528(7)
Russell Vandenbroucke
[Artistic Ambivalence in Sizwe Bansi Is Dead]
535(4)
Hilary Seymour
The Statements Plays
539(9)
Dennis Walder
Wole Soyinka
Author's Note to Death and the King's Horseman
548(1)
Wole Soyinka
Towards a True Theatre
549(3)
Wole Soyinka
The Fox's Dance: The Staging of Soyinka's Plays
552(9)
Annemarie Heywood
[Cultural Death and the King's Horseman]
561(5)
Adebayo Williams
Tribute to Wole Soyinka
566(4)
Michael Etherton
Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin
Author's Note to Collision of Altars
570(1)
Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin
Collision of Altars: Notes on History
571(3)
Richard Pankhurst
Art and Ideology in the Plays of Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin
574(4)
Biodun Jeyifo
[Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin and Ethiopian Reformist Theatre]
578(4)
Jane Plastow
Ama Ata Aidoo
[Oral Tradition in Dilemma of a Ghost]
582(5)
Lloyd W. Brown
[Motherhood in Ama Ata Aidoo's Plays]
587(3)
C. L. Innes
A Bird of the Wayside Signs
590(12)
Vincent O. Odamtten
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Women in Cultural Work: The Fate of the Kamiriithu People's Theatre in Kenya
602(9)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
I Will Marry When I Want
611(4)
Oliver Lovesey
Femi Osofisan
[Formal Strategies and Social Commentary in His Plays]
615(3)
Femi Osofisan
Hegemony Rests with the Audience
618(8)
Sandra Richards
[Form, Content, and Context in Femi Osofisan's Drama]
626(5)
Abiola Irele
[The Theatre of Femi Osofisan]
631(6)
Chris Dunton
African Drama: A Chronology 637(6)
Selected Bibliography 643

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