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Indigenous Theories of Syncretic Theatre

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/9780198184447.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides a historical overview of indigenous theories of theatrical syncretism. It begins with Rabindranath Tagore's essay ‘The Stage’ and continues with an analysis of H. I. E. Dhlomo's ... 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


Introduction

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/9780198184447.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book examines theatrical works and performances which are influenced by the triad of imperialism, colonization, and decolonization. It argues that ‘decolonization’ of the stage can be examined ... 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


Language and the Post-Colonial Stage

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/9780198184447.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines colonial language as a primary means of theatrical communication. It also examines some aspects of stage language and the use of multilingualism. Multilingualism is utilized as ... More


Introduction

Diana Looser

in Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839765
eISBN:
9780824869564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839765.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Introduction provides a broad contextual and theoretical background for the study. It makes a case for treating Oceania as a specific area of world theatre production, provides a brief background ... More


Coda: New Directions: Jatinder Verma and Tara Arts

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concentrates on the cross-cultural work of theatre director Jatinder Verma, whose theatre company Tara Arts was founded in the 1970s to ‘achieve presence’ in the midst of the strife ... More


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