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Title Shakespeare in & out of Africa / volume editor, Jane Plastow ; reviews editor, Martin Banham.

Published Oxford : James Currey, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 604 pages) : illustrations.
Series African theatre ; 12
African theatre ; 12.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-583) and index.
Contents Shakespeare, Africa & the Globe Olympiad / Femi Osofisan -- Two gentlemen of Zimbabwe & their diaspora audience at Shakespeare's Globe / Penelope Woods -- Shakespeare's African Nostos: Township nostalgia & South African performance at sea / Colette Gordon -- Itan Oginintin, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare meets Yoruba gods / Adesola Adeyemi -- Performing the Nation at the London Globe: notes on a South Sudanese cymbeline: 'We will be like other people in other places' / Christine Matzke -- African Shakespeares: a Discussion / Michael Walling with Juwon Ogungbe, Arne Pohlmeier, Kate Stafford & Dev Virahsawmy -- 'S̀a bezsominn Shakespeare la': the brave new world of Dev Virahsawmy / Ashish Beesoondial -- Crioulo Shakespeareano & the Creolising of King Lear / Eunice S. Ferreira -- Wesoo, Hamlet! / Femi Osofisan -- Peter Thomson on Natasha Distiller, Shakespeare & the Coconuts: on Post-apartheid South African Culture -- Yvette Hutchison on Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island -- Jane Plastow on Mufunanji Magalasi, Stage Drama in Independent Malawi: 1980-2002 -- David Kerr on Victor N. Gomia, Mobilizing the Hordes: Radio Drama as Development Theatre in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Summary This volume takes as its starting point an interrogation of the African contributions to the Globe to Globe festival staged in London in 2012, where 37 Shakespeare productions were offered, each from a different nation. Five African companies were invited to perform and there are articles on four of these productions, examining issues of interculturalism, postcolonialism, language, interpretation and reception. The contributors are both Shakespeare and African theatre scholars, promoting discourse from a range of geographical and cultural perspectives. A critical debate about the process of the Globe to Globe festival is initiated in the form of a discussion article featuring some of its directors and actors. Two further articles look at Shakespeare productions made purely for Africa, from Mauritius and Cape Verde, and leading Nigerian playwright and cultural commentator Femi Osofisan provides an overview article examining Shakespeare in Africa in the 21st century. The playscript in this volume of African Theatre is Femi Osofisan's Wesoo, Hamlet! or the Resurrection of Hamlet. Volume Editor: JANE PLASTOW Series Editors: Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama & Theatre Studies, University of Leeds; James Gibbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Femi Osofisan, Professor of Drama at the University of Ibadan; Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre, University of Leeds; Yvette Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Warwick
Other author Banham, Martin, editor.
Gibbs, James (James Morel), editor.
Osofisan, Femi, editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history -- Africa.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Appreciation -- Africa.
Theater -- Production and direction -- Africa.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Shakespeare in and out of Africa
ISBN 9781782041955 (electronic bk.)
1782041958 (electronic bk.)
9780128012888 (hbk.)
0128012889 (hbk.)