A close scrutiny of how theatre companies operate is an often neglected aspect of theatre life in Africa, yet, as companies profiled here grapple with the issues of 'creativity and collaboration' much is revealed about the way theatre companies across the continent face the challenges of financial constraints, the political complications of sponsorship and funding, the need for creative or intellectual freedoms, the intricacies of contracts and the crucial decisions about venues and audiences. Volume Editor: JAMES GIBBS, University of the West of England. The contributors include: DEXTER LYNDERSAY, FOLUKE OUGUNLEYE, SIRI LANGE, ALLY MKUMBILA, BRACCO CHITOSA, MANFRED LOIMEIR, LUCY RICHARDSON, CHRISTINE MATZKE, VICTOR S. DUGGA, PATRICK-JUDE OTEH, BASIL JONES, MICHAEL WALLING, BRITISH COUNCIL, JOS REPERTORY THEATRE.
Publisher: James Currey
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 10 mm
This lively collection of essays documents important aspects of the rich and varied history of theatrical practice in Africa. MATUTU Offers a varied, refreshing view of theater companies from multiple perspectives. [...] The multiple micro histories of theater companies documented here provide a lucid and often riveting account of the eclectic, boundary-breaking work in African theater, including the numerous challenges particular to each. RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES
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