African Theatre 10: Media and Performance

African Theatre 10: Media and Performance

Edited by Martin Banham, James Gibbs, Femi Osofisan


James Currey



Examines the impact of new media (such as video and YouTube) and the use of multi-media on live and recorded performance in Africa.
Focuses on the ways African theatre and performance relate to various kinds of media. Includes contributions on dance; popular video, with an emphasis on video drama and soaps from Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Nigerian 'Nollywood' phenomenon; the interface between live performance and video (or still photography), and links between on-line social networks and new performance identities. As a group the articles raise, from original angles, the issues of racism, gender, identity, advocacy and sponsorship.

Volume Editor: DAVID KERR is Professor of English in the University of Botswana, and is the author of African Popular Theatre

Series Editors: Martin Banham, Emeritus Professor of Drama & Theatre Studies, University of Leeds; James Gibbs, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of the West of England; Femi Osofisan, Professor of Drama at the University of Ibadan; Jane Plastow, Professor of African Theatre, University of Leeds; Yvette Hutchison, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Warwick


November 2011
10 black and white, 1 line illustrations
174 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
African Theatre
ISBN: 9781847010384
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
James Currey
BIC AN, 1H, 2AB, 3JM
BISAC DRA011000, PER011010, PER011020
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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction - David Kerr
'I Ain't Gonna Play Sun City': Anti-apartheid Solidarity & its Consequences - Torsten Sannar
Ownership & Power: Debate & Discourse around the Subcultural Phenomenon of Die Antwoord - Sarah Woodward
'Border-Neutering' Devices in Nigerian Home Video Tradition: A Study of Mainframe Films - Gbemisola Adeoti
Tanzanian Films: Between Innovation & Incompetence - Vicensia Shule
'Telling Our Story': Conversations with KinaUganda Home Movie Directors, Mariam Ndaigire & Ashraf Simwogerere - Sam Kasule
Zimbabwe's Studio 263: Navigating Between Entertainment & Health Messaging - Samuel Ravengai
Vele Abantu Sinjalo: Nationhood & Ethno-Linguistic dissent in Zimbabwean Television Drama - Nehemiah Chivandikwa
Vele Abantu Sinjalo: Nationhood & Ethno-Linguistic dissent in Zimbabwean Television Drama - Ngonidzashe Muwonwa
Within Between: Engaging Communities in Contemporary Dance Practice in East Africa - Christy Adair
Water Feels: Layering Time in a Contemporary Multi-Media Performance - Moratiwa Molema
Playscript: The Campus Queen - Akinwumi Isola
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An important contribution to the study of the current state of media and performance in Africa and, collectively, the authors address the issues of racism, gender, identity, advocacy, and sponsorship. RESEARCH IN AFRICAN LITERATURES

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