African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women by Martin BanhamAfrican Theatre 14: Contemporary Women by Martin Banham

African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women

EditorMartin Banham, James Gibbs, Femi Osofisan

Paperback | November 19, 2015

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Drawing on expertise from across the African continent this collection reflects the realities for women working and making theatre: how Egyptian director Dalia Basiouny has documented the "Tahrir Stories" of the Egyptian Revolution; how in Uganda women have used various theatrical devices, such as oral poetry, to seek common ground in a rural-urban inter-generational theatre project; and the use of physical theatre to examine disavowed memory in South Africa. The contributors also look at how practitioners are re-thinking performance space and modes of performance for gendered advocacy in Botswanan theatre, and how women are addressing gender-based violence and rape culture, comparing performance and street-based activism in South Africa and India. A particular strength of the volume is its interviews: with Jalila Baccar of Tunisia, by Marvin Carlson; six Ethiopian actresses are interviewed and introduced by Jane Plastow and Mahlet Solomon; and Ariane Zaytzeff explores "Making art to reinvent culture" with Odile Gakire Katese of Rwanda. The new play to be published is The Sentence by Sefi Atta, introduced and contextualized by Christine Matzke. Volume Editors: JANE PLASTOW
Title:African Theatre 14: Contemporary WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.34 inPublished:November 19, 2015Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847011314

ISBN - 13:9781847011312

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