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West African popular theatre

by Karin Barber

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Published by Indiana University Press, James Currey in Bloomington, Oxford .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Theater -- Africa, West.,
    • West African drama (English)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-279) and index.

      StatementKarin Barber, John Collins, Alain Ricard.
      SeriesDrama and performance studies
      ContributionsCollins, John, 1944-, Ricard, Alain, 1945-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2979 .B37 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 285 p. :
      Number of Pages285
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1002983M
      ISBN 100253332044, 0253210771
      LC Control Number96042321

      Kerr's admirably documented African Popular Theatre is a must for an Africanist library. - Harold A. Waters in WORLD LITERATURE TODAY - Harold A. Waters in WORLD LITERATURE TODAY David Kerr has produced one of the most intriguing, comprehensive and informative studies of African theatre that exists and we are all in his debt. Explore our list of African Drama Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership.

      African American performers in the 19th century had the choice of playing servant characters or going to Europe where racism was not as virulent True Russian playwright who moved away from the melodramatic elements of some realists and orchestrated a large cast of characters so that their stories overlapped and echoed one another, author of The. The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe offers sizzling musical productions, dramatic live shows, young artist showcases, and community forums on the African-American experience. Season - Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe -Live Theater.

      The book is unique in the breadth of its coverage and the manner in which it presents a panoramic yet analytical view of drama, theatre and performance activities in Africa and the Caribbean Diaspora – included in the guide are very incisive essays on the traditional masquerade performances of West and Southern Africa, the Yoruba travelling. Book Description: Generating a new understanding of the past—as well as a vision for the future—this path-breaking volume contains essays written by playwrights, scholars, and critics that analyze African American theatre as it is practiced as they acknowledge that Black experience is not monolithic, these contributors argue provocatively and persuasively for a Black.


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West African popular theatre by Karin Barber Download PDF EPUB FB2

African popular culture is an arena where the tensions and transformations of colonial and post-colonial society are played out, offering us a glimpse of the view from below in Africa.

This book offers a comparative overview of the history, social context, and style of three major West African popular theatre genres: the concert party of Ghana Cited by: “" a ground-breaking contribution to the field of African literature " —Research in African Literatures “Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures, performance or theatre should immediately rush out and buy this book.” —Leeds African Studies Bulletin “A seminal contribution to the fields of performance studies, cultural studies, and popular culture.

Three West African popular theatre forms: a social history / Karin Barber, John Collins, West African popular theatre book Ricard --The jaguar jokers and Orphan do not glance / John Collins --Concert party in Lomé and The African girl from Paris / Alain Ricard --The Èdá Theatre and The secret is out / Karin Barber.

Series Title: Drama and performance studies. Certainly, from the last half of the twentieth century, African secular theatre has returned to its own sources, and practitioners as well as researchers have once again found in these ancient forms the roots of theatrical renewal, and have again connected African theatre to those rituals, dances, masquerades, tales and folk celebrations which.

" —Research in African Literatures"Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures, performance or theatre should immediately rush out and buy this book." —Leeds African Studies Bulletin"A seminal contribution to the fields of performance studies, cultural studies, and.

\" \'Research in African Literatures \"Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures, performance or theatre should immediately rush out and buy this book.\" \'Leeds African Studies Bulletin \"A seminal contribution to the fields of performance studies, cultural studies, and popular culture.

African theatre, effectively, the theatre of Africa south of the Sahara that emerged in the postcolonial era—that is to say, from the midth century onward. It is not possible to talk of much African theatre as if it fell into discrete historical or national patterns. Colonial boundaries ignored cultural and linguistic unities, and ancient movements throughout the continent—sometimes.

In this West African folk tale, a mosquito's lie makes the iguana grumpy, setting off a chain of events in the jungle that answers the question of why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears. This book would be great for elementary age children.

The author gives each animal a made up sound to mimic their movement or traditional sound.4/5(K). " -Research in African Literatures"Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures, performance or theatre should immediately rush out and buy this book." -Leeds African Studies Bulletin"A seminal contribution to the fields of performance studies, cultural studies, and popular culture.

" -Margaret Drewal"A fine book. Despite the surge of recent work on African popular culture, this is the first comprehensive survey of popular theatre. David Kerr's book provides a survey of theatre forms in sub-Saharan Africa from precolonial times to the present.

The major genres of popular theatre are set in their historical and social contexts, with an emphasis on continuity over time. The African Theatre was an African-American acting troupe in New York City established by William Henry Brown (also known as William Alexander Brown) in the s.

The troupe performed plays by Shakespeare and plays written by Brown, several of which were anti-colonization and leading actor was James Hewlett.

The African Theatre is, as far as records report, the first known. This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa.

The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in the work of popular entertainers and storytellers. Since the s, in a movement that has paralleled the political emancipation of so much of the continent, there has also grown a theatre.

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Yorùbá Popular Theatre: Three Plays By The Oyin Adéjobí Company (with Báyo Ògúndíjo). African Historical Sources Series no 9: Atlanta: ASA Press. West African Popular Theatre (with John Collins and Alain Ricard). Indiana.

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His plays are influenced by Western drama but retain his Yoruba cultural heritage with African music, dance, and mythology. Ghana. In the s, a popular form of traveling theatre emerged in Ghana; it was created by Bob Johnson and was known as the concert party.

While popular, these performances did not fall under the traditional African. This volume makes available some of the most influential, imaginative and exciting plays to come out of East and West Africa from the s to the present day.

Deliberately excluding playscripts by the regions' two best known playwrights, Wole Soyinka and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, whose work was profiled in African Theatre 13 the editors have selected plays, some well-known and some less widely.

A History of Theatre in Africa. This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa, covering the entire continent. The roots of African theatre are ancient and complex and lie in areas of community festival, seasonal rhythm and religious ritual, as well as in.

Karin Judith Barber, CBE, FBA (born 2 July ) is a British cultural anthropologist and academic, who specialises in the Yoruba-speaking area of toshe was Professor of African Cultural Anthropology at the University of joining the Centre of West African Studies of the University of Birmingham, she was a lecturer at the University of Ife in Nigeria.

The Cambridge Companion to African-American Theatre by Harvey Young, ed. This collection of scholarly essays discuss and interrogate the role African-Americans played and still play in the development of popular theatrical culture.

Jalikunda African Drumsviews 50+ videos Play all Mix - African Dance: MALI West African Dance, African Chants, Djembe Drums, "Danza" (Diansa, Dansa) YouTube.Title: African Popular Theatre: From Pre-colonial Times to the Present Day.

Author: David Kerr. Publisher: James Currey. Year: Reviewer: KIMANI NJOGU.Reviews “The Methuen Drama Guide brings compelling theatre and performance from the past twenty years under scholarly study, and the editors gather an impressive array of primarily South African scholars and theatre practitioners to reflect on themes and aesthetics emerging in more than a hundred plays The Methuen Drama Guide offers a rare, well-curated glimpse into some of the most.