Senegalese stagecraft : decolonizing theater-making in Francophone Africa / Brian Valente-Quinn.Language: English Series: Performance worksPublisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, Beskrivning: xi, 202 pages illustrations 23 cmInnehållstyp: text Mediatyp: unmediated Bärartyp: volumeISBN: 9780810143661; 0810143666; 9780810143654; 0810143658Ämne(n): Theater -- Senegal -- History | Theater and society -- Senegal | Senegalese drama (French) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Senegalese drama (French) -- 21st century -- History and criticism | Communityteater | Avkolonisering | Teater -- historia | SenegalDDK-klassifikation: 792.096630904 LC-klassifikation: PN3000.S38SAB-klssifikation: Ikb-p | Ikb-pccc
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- 1. Colonial Pedagogy and Creative Enactment: The Theater of the École Normale William Ponty -- 2. A Political Theater for a New Elite: The French Cultural Centers of the 1950s -- 3. The 1966 First World Festival of Negro Arts: Hommes de Culture and the Epic Pan-African Stage -- 4. Staging Sufi Stories: The Religious Stage Space of Bamba Mos Xam -- 5. From Stage to Screen: The Rise of Senegalese Television -- 6. Stagecraft and Popular Theater -- Conclusion. Theater as a Senegalese Invention.
Senegalese Stagecraft explores the theatrical stage in Senegal as a site of poetic expression, political activism, and community engagement. In their responses to the country's colonial heritage, as well as through their innovations on the craft of theater-making, Senegalese performers have created an array of decolonizing stage spaces that have shaped the country's theater history. Their work has also addressed a global audience, experimenting with international performance practices while proposing new visions of the role of culture and stagecraft in society. Through a study of the innovative work of Senegalese theater-makers from the 1930s onward, Senegalese Stagecraft explores a wide range of historical contexts and themes, including French colonial education, cultural Pan-Africanism, West African Sufism, uses of television and mass media, and popular theater and activism. Using a multidisciplinary approach that includes field, archival, and literary methods, Valente-Quinn offers a fresh look at performance cultures of West Africa and the Global South in a book that will interest students and scholars in African, Francophone, and performance studies.
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