West African Popular Theatre

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9780852552445: West African Popular Theatre

This text provides a view from below on the new forms of theatre in West Africa. Throughout, the voices of the theatre practitioners are heard, reminiscing, explaining, philosophizing and grumbling. Their personalities come across vividly, and their views play a vital role. North America: Indiana University Press

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Karin Barber, Senior Lecturer at the Centre of West African Studies, the University of Birmingham, has published extensively on Yorùbá oral literature, religion, and popular culture. She worked and traveled with a Yorùbá theatre group in the early 1980s. John Collins is Head of Bokoor Recording Studio, Ghana, and Technical Director of a joint German/Ghanaian music archive redocumentation project at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. His writings on African popular entertainment include Music Makers of West Africa and West African Pop Roots. Alain Ricard is Research Professor with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) of the African Studies Center of the University of Bordeaux, specializing in African languages and literatures, including drama and popular literature. He has written a number of books on African literature and has produced two films on concert parties.

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'Rare is the academic book that jumps out at you from the page and demands to be read aloud; rarer is the book that combines excitement and readability with nuanced scholarly discourse. This book is a rare and delightful treasure.' African Affairs '... this is an unusual offering; an academic book which is delightful to read... What makes the book so unique, lively and informed is that in each case the writers have actually worked with the companies they describe over relatively longperiods of time, so that they are not writing only as academics... Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures, performance or theatre should immediately rush out and buy this book.' - Jane Plastow in Leeds African Studies Bulletin '... nowhere else is it possible to obtain such detailed in-depth information about specific conditions of play-creation, administration, rehearsal and performance, linked to psycho-social, ideological and aesthetic analyses.' - David Kerr in African Theatre in Development

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