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Trickster theatre : the poetics of freedom in urban Africa, Jesse Weaver Shipley

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Trickster theatre : the poetics of freedom in urban Africa
Title
Trickster theatre
Title remainder
the poetics of freedom in urban Africa
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Weaver Shipley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Trickster Theatre traces the changing social significance of national theatre in Ghana from its rise as an idealistic state project from the time of independence to its reinvention in recent electronic, market-oriented genres. Jesse Weaver Shipley presents portraits of many key figures in Ghanaian theatre and examines how Akan trickster tales were adapted as the basis of a modern national theatre. This performance style tied Accra's evolving urban identity to rural origins and to Pan-African liberation politics. Contradictions emerge, however, when the ideal Ghanaian citizen is a mythic hustler who stands at the crossroads between personal desires and collective obligations. Shipley examines the interplay between on-stage action and off-stage events to show how trickster theatre shapes an evolving urban world
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shipley, Jesse Weaver
Dewey number
792.09667
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2990.4
LC item number
.S55 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
  • Tricksters in literature
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
  • Tricksters in literature
  • Ghana
Label
Trickster theatre : the poetics of freedom in urban Africa, Jesse Weaver Shipley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The best tradition goes on" : audience, consumption, and the structural transformation of Concert Party popular theatre
  • Fake pastors and real comedians : doubling and parody in miraculous, charismatic performance
  • Copying independence : backstage at the fiftieth-anniversary re-enactment of Nkrumah's independence speech
  • Epilogue: unfreedom as critical theory
  • Introduction: poetics of duality and uncertainty
  • History and mediations in making theatre
  • Making culture : race, history, and a theory of performance in the Gold Coast colony
  • The national theatre movement : urban art infrastructures and a contested national culture in independence-era Accra
  • Revolutionary storytelling : Pan-African theatre and remaking lost futures in 1980s Ghana
  • A man of the people : Mohammed Ben Abdallah as artist-politician
  • Stagings in millennial Ghana
  • Total African theatre : language, reflexivity, and ambiguity in The witch of Mopti
Control code
911054739
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253016591
Lccn
2015009098
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gjz22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911054739
Label
Trickster theatre : the poetics of freedom in urban Africa, Jesse Weaver Shipley
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The best tradition goes on" : audience, consumption, and the structural transformation of Concert Party popular theatre
  • Fake pastors and real comedians : doubling and parody in miraculous, charismatic performance
  • Copying independence : backstage at the fiftieth-anniversary re-enactment of Nkrumah's independence speech
  • Epilogue: unfreedom as critical theory
  • Introduction: poetics of duality and uncertainty
  • History and mediations in making theatre
  • Making culture : race, history, and a theory of performance in the Gold Coast colony
  • The national theatre movement : urban art infrastructures and a contested national culture in independence-era Accra
  • Revolutionary storytelling : Pan-African theatre and remaking lost futures in 1980s Ghana
  • A man of the people : Mohammed Ben Abdallah as artist-politician
  • Stagings in millennial Ghana
  • Total African theatre : language, reflexivity, and ambiguity in The witch of Mopti
Control code
911054739
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253016591
Lccn
2015009098
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gjz22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911054739

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