Modern African drama : backgrounds and criticism / edited by Biodun Jeyifo.

Other titles
  • Fate of a cockroach.
  • Intelligence powder.
  • Sizwe Bansi is dead.
  • Death and the king's horseman.
  • Collision of altars.
  • The dilemma of a ghost.
  • I will marry when I want.
  • Esu and the vagabond minstrels.
Edition
  • 1st ed.
Published
  • New York : W.W. Norton c2002
Physical description
xii, 646 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0393975290 (pbk.)
  • 9780393975291 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 643-646).
Contents
  • The fate of a cockroach / Tawfik al-Hakim -- Intelligence powder / Kateb Yacine -- Sizwe Bansi is dead / Athol Fugard, John Kani & Winston Nthsona -- Death and the king's horseman / Wole Soyinka -- A collision of altars / Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin -- The dilemma of a ghost / Ama Ata Aidoo -- I will marry when I want / Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ngugi wa Mirii -- Esu and the vagabond minstrels / Femi Osofisan.
  • Backgrounds and criticism -- On national culture / Frantz Fanon -- Theatre in African traditional cultures: survival patterns / Wole Soyinka -- Enactments of power: the politics of performance space / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- The reinvention of theatrical tradition / Biodun Jeyifo -- African theatre in a global context / Don Rubin -- Dimensions of theatricality in Africa / Joachim Fieback -- Art as tool, weapon or shield? : arts for development seminar, Harare / David Kerr -- Trends in the drama of Tawfik al-Hakim / Paul Starkey -- Introduction to "Fate of a cockroach" and other plays / Denys Johnson-Davies -- Philosophical and psychological themes in Fate of a cockroach / Richard Long -- The theatrical carnivalesque in Intelligence powder / Bernard Aresu -- Populist aesthetics and idioms in Kateb Yacine's theatre / Jacqueline Kaye and Abdelhamid Zoubir -- The pragmatics and aesthetics of Kateb Yacine's theatre practice / Kamal Salhi --
  • Introduction to Statements / Athol Fugard -- "Robert Zwelinzima is alive" / Russell Vandenbroucke -- Artistic ambivalence in Sizwe Bansi is dead / Hilary Seymour -- The Statements plays / Dennis Walder -- Author's note to Death and the King's horseman / Wole Soyinka -- Towards a true theatre / Wole Soyinka -- The fox's dance : the staging of Soyinka's plays / Annemarie Heywood -- Cultural death and the King's horseman / Adebayo Williams -- Tribute to Wole Soyinka / Michael Etherton -- Author's note to Collision of altars / Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin -- Collision of alters : notes on history / Richard Pankhurst -- Art and ideology in the plays of Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin -- Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin and Ethiopian reformist theatre / Jane Plastow -- Oral tradition in Dilemma of a ghost / Lloyd W. Brown -- Motherhood in Ama Ata Aidoo's plays / C. L. Innes -- A bird of the Wayside sings / Vincent O. Odamtten -- Women in cultural work : the fate of the Kamĩrĩĩthũ people's theatre in Kenya / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- I will marry when I want / Oliver Lovesey -- Formal strategies and social commentary in his plays / Femi Osofisan -- Hegemony rests with the audience / Sandra Richards -- Form, content, and context in Femi Osofisan's drama / Abiola Irele -- The theatre of Femi Osofisan / Chris Dunton -- African drama : a chronology.
Other names
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Presents eight twentieth-century plays from seven African countries, along with explanatory notes and over thirty background writings and works of criticism.

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University of Cambridge Libraries: Homerton College Library: Main Library D896.9 MOD Library holds one copy
University of Cambridge Libraries: Lucy Cavendish College Library: Main Library 820.992 JEY
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University of Hull: BJL 6th Floor PR 9347 M6
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University of Oxford Libraries: St Catherine's College Library 827 JEY
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University of Oxford Libraries: English Faculty Library PN2969 MOD 2002
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
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University of Portsmouth: University Library, Second Floor 820.7202008 Standard
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University of Warwick Library: Main Library PR9347.M63
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary MA 48.096 JEY

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