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Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Tejumola Olaniyan

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Looking in detail at the works of Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott, and Shange and their historical trajectories in black anti-Eurocentric discourses, the author offers a sophisticated reading of how these ... More


Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Christopher B. Balme

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book is a major study devoted to post-colonial drama and theatre. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms ... More


Intersections and Networks

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter One establishes the book's theoretical and methodological context by siting it within recent developments in postcolonial studies, reception studies, and theories of tragedy. Taking as its ... More


From the Court to the National: The Theatrical Legacy of Gilbert Murray's Bacchae *

Fiona Macintosh

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews Murray's involvement with the theatre. It situates his translations in the performance traditions of early 20th-century England and also in a wider context, including that of the ... More


Wole Soyinka: “Race Retrieval” and Cultural Self-Apprehension

Tejumola Olaniyan

in Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

“Race retrieval” is Wole Soyinka's phrase for the complex endeavor of capturing and registering the existence and permanence of a certain set of beliefs, standards, and practices. Central to the ... More


Ritual Frames and Liminal Dramaturgy

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines different ritualization strategies incorporated in syncretic theatres. One method of ritualizing the theatre is to adopt existing ritual forms and adapt them so as to alter the ... More


Dance and Body Language

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter deals primarily with dance and movement. It focuses on the different aspects of the kinetic body, the body in motion, particularly the textual aspects of dance. The kinetic art of ... More


Introduction

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison’s engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


Wole Soyinka's Yoruba Tragedy: Performing Politics

Astrid Van Weyenberg

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Wole Soyinka's The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite, It explores, first of all, how Soyinka draws on Yoruba mythology and cosmology to emphasise the revolutionary ... More


The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison

Tessa Roynon

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a significant feature ... More


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