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Author Conteh-Morgan, John

Title New Francophone African and Caribbean theatres / John Conteh-Morgan with Dominic Thomas

Publ Info Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2010]
 RIC  PQ3983 .C63 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PQ3983 .C63 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PQ3983 .C63 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 208 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series African expressive cultures
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-194) and index
Contents Introduction : instrumentalizing performance and the Francophone postcolonial performative -- Cultural trauma and ritual re-membering : Werewere Liking's Les mains veulent dire -- The dramatist as epic performer : Eugène Dervain's Saran, ou la reine scélérate -- The power and the pleasures of dramatized narrative : Bernard Zadi Zaourou's La guerre des femmes -- Theatre as writing and voice : Patrick Chamoiseau's Manman dlo contre la fée carabosse -- Tradition instrumentalized : Elie Stephenson's O mayouri -- Militariat grotesqueries and tragic lament : Tchicaya u Tam'si's Le destin glorieux du maréchal nnikon nniku, prince qu'on sort and le bal de ndinga -- From the grotesque to the fantastic : Sony Labou Tansi's Qui a mangé Madame d'Avoine Bergotha? -- Exile and the failure of the nation; or, diasporic subjectivity from below : Simone Schwarz-Bart's Ton beau capitaine -- Conclusion : Francophone theatres in the age of globalization
LC subject African drama (French) -- History and criticism
Theater -- Africa, French-speaking Equatorial
Theater -- Africa, French-speaking West
Caribbean drama (French) -- History and criticism
Theater -- Caribbean, French-speaking
Add Author Thomas, Dominic Richard David
ISBN 9780253355133 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253355133 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253222268 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0253222265 (pbk. : alk. paper)