Imperialism and theatre [electronic resource] : essays on world theatre, drama, and performance / edited by J. Ellen Gainor.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
1 online resource (268 p.)
- Intercultural communication.
Theater and society -- Developing countries.
Theater and society.
Theater -- Political aspects -- Developing countries.
Theater -- Political aspects.
- Electronic books.
- Imperialism is a transnational and transhistorical phenomenon; it occurs neither in limited areas nor at one specific moment. In cultures from across the world theatrical performance has long been a site for both the representation and support of imperialism, and resistance and rebellion against it. Imperialism and Theatre is a groundbreaking collection which explores the questions of why and how the theatre was selected within imperial cultures for the representation of the concerns of both the colonizers and the colonized. Gathering together fifteen noted scholars and theatre practi
- Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 VIETNAMESE THEATRE OF RESISTANCE: Thich Nhat Hanh's Metaphysical Sortie on the Margins; 2 MISE-EN-(COLONIAL-) SCÈNE: The Theatre of the Bengal Renaissance; 3 POSTCOLONIAL BRITISH THEATRE: Black Voices at the Center; 4 ERECT SONS AND DUTIFUL DAUGHTERS: Imperialism, Empires and Canadian Theatre; 5 CONTEMPORARY MAYAN THEATRE AND ETHNIC CONFLICT: The Recovery and (Re)Interpretation of History; 6 ELECTRIC SALOME: Loie Fuller at the Exposition Universelle of 1900
7 DRESSED TO KILL: A Post-Colonial Reading of Costume and the Body in Australian Theatre8 REPRESENTING EMPIRE: Class, Culture, and the Popular Theatre in the Nineteenth Century; 9 "THAT FLUCTUATING MOVEMENT OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS": Protest, Publicity, and Postcolonial Theatre in South Africa; 10 LINGUISTIC IMPERIALISM, THE EARLY ABBEY THEATRE, AND THE TRANSLATIONS OF BRIAN FRIEL; 11 DECOLONIZING THE THEATRE: Césaire, Serreau and the Drama of Negritude; 12 INTERCULTURAL PERFORMANCE, THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY, AND THE IMPERIALIST CRITIQUE: Identities, Inheritances, and Neo-Orthodoxies
13 SATELLITE DRAMA: Imperialism, Slovakia and the Case of Peter Karvas14 ON JEAN GENET'S LATE WORKS; 15 STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL: Anti-Imperialist Theatrical Forms in the Anglophone Caribbean; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Gainor, J. Ellen.
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