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Trickster Theatre: The Poetics of Freedom in Urban Africa

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Informationen zum Autor Jesse Weaver Shipley is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College. He is author of Living t... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Jesse Weaver Shipley is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College. He is author of Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music and has produced a documentary film with the same title. Klappentext Trickster Theatre traces the changing social significance of national theatre from its rise as an idealistic state project during independence through the revolutionary 1980s to its electronic adaptations in the neoliberal era. Jesse Weaver Shipley presents portraits of many key figures in Ghanaian theatre, describes theatre events and their political and social impact, and looks into the cultural conditions in which the Ghanaian theatre evolved. Tracing how performers, directors, culture workers, and playwrights developed theatre as a new form of critical public knowledge, Shipley shows how Ananse trickster storytelling traditions were repurposed in new contexts as expressions of national identity.

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Trickster Theatre traces the changing social significance of national theatre from its rise as an idealistic state project during independence through the revolutionary 1980s to its electronic adaptations in the neoliberal era. Jesse Weaver Shipley presents portraits of many key figures in Ghanaian theatre, describes theatre events and their political and social impact, and looks into the cultural conditions in which the Ghanaian theatre evolved. Tracing how performers, directors, culture workers, and playwrights developed theatre as a new form of critical public knowledge, Shipley shows how Ananse trickster storytelling traditions were repurposed in new contexts as expressions of national identity.

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Titel: Trickster Theatre: The Poetics of Freedom in Urban Africa
Untertitel: The Poetics of Freedom in Urban Africa
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EAN: 9780253016454
ISBN: 978-0-253-01645-4
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Indiana Univ Pr
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 308
Gewicht: 590g
Größe: H234mm x B157mm x T23mm
Jahr: 2015

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