Black Theatre And Performance: A Pan-african Bibliography

Hardcover | February 1, 1990

byJohn Gray

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This volume represents the first major bibliography on Black theatre and performance in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Canada. Unlike previous bibliographies on the topic, this work gives equal weight to Africa and the African Diaspora, and to biographical/critical material and play texts themselves. John Gray has collected more than 4,000 entries from a broad range of media, books, dissertations and theses, unpublished papers, periodical and newspaper articles, films, and videotapes. More than 650 playwrights and theatre groups from 45 countries are featured, as are performance genres that range from masquerades and carnival celebrations to the most recent works of noted playwrights such as Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott. The work is organized into two categories: studies of specific geographic areas and countries, and materials on individual playwrights. Within these categories, works cited are further divided according to the type of material, such as book, journal, or dissertation. Also included are a listing of major bibliographies on African-American theatre, and two appendices that cite reference works and provide a regional listing of African and African Diaspora playwrights and theatre companies. A set of four indexes, covering artists, play titles, subjects, and authors of cited works, conclude the book and provide easy access to its comprehensive listings. This unique work will be an important resource for courses in African studies, theatre arts, and minority and ethnic studies. It will also be a useful addition to the reference collections of college, university, and public libraries.

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This volume represents the first major bibliography on Black theatre and performance in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Canada. Unlike previous bibliographies on the topic, this work gives equal weight to Africa and the African Diaspora, and to biographical/critical material and play texts themselves. John Gray has co...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1990Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313268754

ISBN - 13:9780313268755

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?This important work contains just short of 4,000 citations to monographs, chapters in monographs, journal articles, dissertations, audio tapes, video tapes, and reviews. Drawn from a wide range of sources, the citations are to North American and Western European as well as African imprints. The main body of the work is divided into three sections: Cultural History and the Arts, ' African Theatre, ' and Black Theatre and Performance in the Diaspora.' Further subdivisions within these sections focus on geographical areas and individual playwrights. There are two appendixes, the first containing an additional 200 citations to general reference works in the area of African and black theater, the second consisting of extensive regional lists of individual playwrights and theater companies. Because of its arrangement, it is an easy bibliography to browse. Four separate indexes (artist, title, subject, and author) simplify its use even further. No other bibliographic compilation in African and black theater is as recent or as comprehensive. Highly recommended for all academic libraries.??Choice