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African Popular Theatre: From Precolonial Times to the Present Day (Studies in African Literature)

African Popular Theatre: From Precolonial Times to the Present Day (Studies in African Literature)

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Publication Date: September 21st, 1995
Publisher:
James Currey
ISBN:
9780852555330
Pages:
288
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Description

An overview of African popular theatre, its history and contemporary forms

In this survey of theatre forms in sub-Saharan Africa from pre-colonial times to the present day, popular theatre is interpreted widely to include not only conventional drama, but such non-literary forms of performance as dance, mime, dramatised story-telling, masquerades, improvised urban vaudeville theatre, and the theatre of resistance and social action. The book also considers theatre embedded in the modern media of film, radio and television.

Kenya: EAEP.