Post-Colonial Drama

Theory, Practice, Politics

by Helen Gilbert,

Post-Colonial Drama is the first full-length study to address the ways in which performance has been instrumental in resisting the continuing effects of imperialism. It brings to bear the latest theoretical approaches from post-colonial and performance studies to a range of plays from Australia, Africa, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean and other former colonial regions. Some of the major topics discussed in Post-Colonial Drama include:
* the interactions of post-colonial and performance theories
* the post-colonial re-stagings of language and history
* the specific enactments of ritual and carnival
* the theatrical citations of the post-colonial body
Post-Colonial Drama combines a rich intersection of theoretical approaches with close attention to a wide range of performance texts.
  • Taylor and Francis; May 1996
  • ISBN: 9781134877003
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Post-Colonial Drama
  • Author: Helen Gilbert; Joanne Tompkins
  • Imprint: Routledge

About The Author

Helen Gilbert lectures in English at the University of Queensland. Joanne Tompkins lectures in Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University