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The Resource The performance arts in Africa : a reader, edited by Frances Harding

The performance arts in Africa : a reader, edited by Frances Harding

Label
The performance arts in Africa : a reader
Title
The performance arts in Africa
Title remainder
a reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Frances Harding
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Performance Arts in Africa is the first anthology of key writings on African performance from many parts of the continent. As well as play texts, off the cuff comedy routines and masquerades, this exciting collection encompasses community-based drama, tourist presentations, television soap operas, puppet theatre, dance, song, and ceremonial ritualised performances. Themes discussed are: theory, performers and performing, voice, language and words, and spectators, space and time. The book also includes an introduction which examines some of the crucial debates, past and present, surrounding African performance. The Performance Arts of Africa is an essential introduction for those new to the field and is an invaluable reference source for those already familiar with African performance
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791/.0967
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2979
LC item number
.H37 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harding, Frances
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Performing arts
  • Arts du spectacle
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Performing arts
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Performance
  • Subsaharisches Afrika
  • Toneel
  • Toneelvoorstellingen
  • Sociale aspecten
Label
The performance arts in Africa : a reader, edited by Frances Harding
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dramatic limits of Igbo ritual / M.J.C. Echeruo -- Myth, ritual and drama in Igboland / Ossie Enekwe -- What's in a mask / John Picton -- Acting Africa / Loren Kruger -- National erotica : the politics of 'traditional' dance in Tanzania / Laura Edmondson -- Individualism and community in the theatre of Serumaga / Andrew Horn -- The gods as guests : an aspect of Kalabari religious life / Robin Horton -- Masking in Mende Sande society initiation rituals / Ruth B. Phillips -- Gyinna-Gyinna : making the djinn manifest / René A. Bravmann -- Creativity, participation and change in Theatre for Development practice / Oga S. Abah -- Playing the puppets : innovation and rivalry in Bamana youth theatre of Mali / Mary Jo Arnoldi -- Storytelling theatre in Sierra Leone : the example of Lele Gbomba / Julius S. Spencer -- The language of anglophone Cameroon drama / Asheri Kilo -- Congolese playwrights as cultural revisionists / Emmanuel Yewah -- Purity and pollution in Freetown masked performance / John Nunley -- Comic opera in Ghana / E.J. Collins -- Folklore and tradition in the drama of Cliff Lubwa p'Chong / Sam Kasule -- Horrific comedy : cultural resistance and the Hauka movement in Niger / Paul Stoller -- South African theatre in an era of reconciliation / Zakes Mda -- Masks and secrecy among the Chewa / Kenji Yoshida -- Tourism and social change among the Dogon / Paul J. Lane -- Theatre and social issues in Malawi : performers, audiences, aesthetics / David Kerr -- Fathers and sons : politics and myth in recent Zambian drama / Stewart Crehan -- The art of festival in Ghana / Herbert M. Cole
Control code
865578976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136416965
Lccn
2002024913
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865578976
Label
The performance arts in Africa : a reader, edited by Frances Harding
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dramatic limits of Igbo ritual / M.J.C. Echeruo -- Myth, ritual and drama in Igboland / Ossie Enekwe -- What's in a mask / John Picton -- Acting Africa / Loren Kruger -- National erotica : the politics of 'traditional' dance in Tanzania / Laura Edmondson -- Individualism and community in the theatre of Serumaga / Andrew Horn -- The gods as guests : an aspect of Kalabari religious life / Robin Horton -- Masking in Mende Sande society initiation rituals / Ruth B. Phillips -- Gyinna-Gyinna : making the djinn manifest / René A. Bravmann -- Creativity, participation and change in Theatre for Development practice / Oga S. Abah -- Playing the puppets : innovation and rivalry in Bamana youth theatre of Mali / Mary Jo Arnoldi -- Storytelling theatre in Sierra Leone : the example of Lele Gbomba / Julius S. Spencer -- The language of anglophone Cameroon drama / Asheri Kilo -- Congolese playwrights as cultural revisionists / Emmanuel Yewah -- Purity and pollution in Freetown masked performance / John Nunley -- Comic opera in Ghana / E.J. Collins -- Folklore and tradition in the drama of Cliff Lubwa p'Chong / Sam Kasule -- Horrific comedy : cultural resistance and the Hauka movement in Niger / Paul Stoller -- South African theatre in an era of reconciliation / Zakes Mda -- Masks and secrecy among the Chewa / Kenji Yoshida -- Tourism and social change among the Dogon / Paul J. Lane -- Theatre and social issues in Malawi : performers, audiences, aesthetics / David Kerr -- Fathers and sons : politics and myth in recent Zambian drama / Stewart Crehan -- The art of festival in Ghana / Herbert M. Cole
Control code
865578976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136416965
Lccn
2002024913
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865578976

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