Post-Colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics

Post-Colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics

by Helen Gilbert, Joanne Tompkins

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Overview

Post-Colonial Drama is the first full-length study to address the ways in which performance has been instrumental in resisting the continuing effects of imperialism. It brings to bear the latest theoretical approaches from post-colonial and performance studies to a range of plays from Australia, Africa, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean and other former colonial regions. Some of the major topics discussed in Post-Colonial Drama include:
* the interactions of post-colonial and performance theories
* the post-colonial re-stagings of language and history
* the specific enactments of ritual and carnival
* the theatrical citations of the post-colonial body
Post-Colonial Drama combines a rich intersection of theoretical approaches with close attention to a wide range of performance texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134876990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/11/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Helen Gilbert lectures in English at the University of Queensland. Joanne Tompkins lectures in Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University

Table of Contents

Introduction: Re-acting (to) Empire 1. Re-citing the Classics: Canonical Counter-Discourse 2. Traditional Enactments: Ritual and Carnival 3. Post-colonialist History 4. The Languages of Resistance 5. Body Politics 6. Neo-Imperialisms

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