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  • African Theatre for Developmentby Kamal Salhi

    Intellect 1998; US$ 10.00

    This book acts as a forum for investigating how African Theatre works and what its place is in this postmodern society. It provides the subject with a degree of detail unmatched in previous books, reflecting a new approach to the study of the performing arts in this region. The book provides an opportunity to discover contemporary material from experts,... more...

  • Between the Devil and the Deepby Pieter-Dirk Uys

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 6.00

    ??Adapt or die!? PW Botha spat out at us from the television news. And so the new show was called Adapt or Dye.? The comedy of Pieter-Dirk Uys has been with us for as long as we can remember. In this funny, witty and poignant memoir, he takes us on a journey through his life in the theatre - and the theatre in his life. We follow him from his early... more...

  • African Theatres and Performancesby Osita Okagbue

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    African Theatres & Performances looks at four specific performance forms in Africa and uses this to question the tendency to employ western frames of reference to analyze and appreciate theatrical performance. The book examines: masquerade theatre in Eastern Nigeria the trance and possession ritual theatre of the Hausa of Northern Nigeria... more...

  • African Theatre in Performanceby Dele Layiwola

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    In this lively and varied tribute to Martin Banham, Layiwola has assembled critical commentaries and two plays which focus primarily on Nigerian theatre - both traditional and contemporary. Dele Layiwola , Dapo Adelugba and Sonny Oti trace the beginnings of the School of Drama in 1960, at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where Martin Banham... more...

  • In Step with the Timesby Paolo Israel

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The helmet-shaped mapiko masks of Mozam­bique have garnered admiration from African art scholars and collectors alike, due to their striking aesthetics and their grotesque allure. This book restores to mapiko its historic and artistic context, charting in detail the transformations of this masquerading tradition throughout the twentieth century.... more...

  • Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africaby Mark Fleishman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This collection focuses on performance work that engages with Cape Town, at the foot of the African continent, as a real or imagined node in a complex system of migration and mobility. more...

  • Performance and Politics in Tanzaniaby Laura Edmondson

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 21.20

    In Performance and Politics in Tanzania, Laura Edmondson examines how politics, social values, and gender are expressed on stage. Now a disappearing tradition, Tanzanian popular theatre integrates comic sketches, acrobatics, melodrama, song, and dance to produce lively commentaries on what it means to... more...

  • African Theatre 9: Histories 1850-1950by Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 29.95

    What kinds of documentation of performances exist - both of colonial and indigenous theatre and how may this range of documentation have affected how we read theatre history? more...

  • The Fun of Itby Amelia Earhart

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others. more...

  • Theatre and Postcolonial Desiresby Awam Amkpa

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre. The struggles it describes unfolded in two cultural settings separated by geography, but bound by history in a common web of colonial relations spun by the imperatives of European modernity. In post-imperial... more...