Theatre and Drama in Francophone Africa: A Critical Introduction

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 20, 1994 - Drama - 243 pages
This is the first study to be entirely devoted to African literary drama in French, a major component of African theater. Beginning with a detailed analysis of its relationship to a variety of precolonial, but sometimes still contemporary, traditions of performance that constitute part of its roots, the author examines this drama in both its literary and theatrical dimensions. He discusses its development, themes and techniques up to and including contemporary theater. The book is divided into two sections: Part One offers a theoretical and historical background; Part Two analyzes key individual plays central to the repertoire, including two from the Caribbean. All quotations are translated into English.

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Contents

THE O R ETICAL AND HISTO RICAL STUD
9
the thematic dimension
61
La Tragédie du roi Christophe Une Saison
85
Béatrice du Congo Iles de Tempête
123
LExil dAlbouri
152
Kondo le requin
164
Le Kulu
174
Trois prétendants un mari
184
On joue la comédie
202
La Puissance dUm
211
I
221
Index
240
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