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Staging Creolization: Women's Theatre and Performance frm the French Caribbean - New World Studies Modern Language Initiative (Paperback)
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Staging Creolization: Women's Theatre and Performance frm the French Caribbean - New World Studies Modern Language Initiative (Paperback)

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Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 30/07/2017
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In Staging Creolization, Emily Sahakian examines seven plays by Ina Cesaire, Maryse Conde, Gerty Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart that premiered in the French Caribbean or in France in the 1980s and 1990s and soon thereafter traveled to the United States. Sahakian argues that these late-twentieth-century plays by French Caribbean women writers dramatize and enact creolization-the process of cultural transformation through mixing and conflict that occurred in the context of the legacies of slavery and colonialism.

Sahakian here theorizes creolization as a performance-based process, dramatized by French Caribbean women's plays and enacted through their international production and reception histories. The author contends that the syncretism of the plays is not a static, fixed creole aesthetics but rather a dynamic process of creolization in motion, informed by history and based in the African-derived principle that performance is a space of creativity and transformation that connects past, present, and future.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813940083
Number of pages: 312
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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