The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre

The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre

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The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre is an exploration of the rich diversity of theatrical traditions in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book traces the ancient and complex roots of African theatre - still evident in community festivals and religious rituals - through the centuries of colonial domination, to the African diaspora and its manifestation in Caribbean theatre. Drawing upon the parent Cambridge Guide to Theatre, material is updated and refocused to offer a specific view of traditional and contemporary theatre activity in over 40 countries. National essays are followed by alphabetically arranged entries on the major figures in the theatrical arts of that country, whilst additional entries concentrate on specific aspects of theatre, from rituals and festivals to theatre companies and language.Productions derive from public workshops which use drama as a problem-solving device, from research, and from the experience of ... Plays are built on improvisations that evolve into full-length presentations: Bellnvoman Bangarang ( 1978), which won a Jamaica Festival Commission gold medal ... It is part of a project involving womena#39;s organizations worldwide: its principal director is Honor Ford- Smith.

Title:The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre
Author:Martin Banham, Errol Hill
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1994-08-04


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