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West African Popular Theatre : Drama and Performance Studies - Karin Barber

West African Popular Theatre

Drama and Performance Studies

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..". 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. " -- Margaret Drewal

"A fine book. The play texts are treasures." -- Richard Bauman

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, the concert party of Togo, and the traveling popular theatre of western Nigeria.

Introduction
Three West African Popular Theatre Forms: A Social Historyp. 1
The Jaguar Jokers and Orphan Do Not Glancep. 56
Text of Orphan Do Not Glancep. 93
Concert Party in Lome and The African Girl from Parisp. 117
Text of The African Girl from Parisp. 145
The Eda Theatre and The Secret Is Outp. 183
Text of The Secret Is Outp. 210
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780253210777
ISBN-10: 0253210771
Series: Drama and Performance Studies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 22nd June 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.93  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.48