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West African theatre audiences

Awo Mana Asiedu

West African theatre audiences

a study of Ghanaian and Nigerian audiences of literary theatre in English

by Awo Mana Asiedu

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (Ph.D) - University of Birmingham, Faculty of Arts, Departmemt of Drama and Theatre Studies.

Statementby Awo Mana Asiedu.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21571550M

  So far, Cassava Republic has published eight books in the United States, including children’s books, crime novels and literary fiction, a nonfiction book about the West African .   Theatre audiences will change when black patrons take ownership of the country's theatre spaces. It is not merely a question of the work that is presented in the theatre.

“" a ground-breaking contribution to the field of African literature " —Research in African Literatures “Anyone with the slightest interest in West African cultures, performance or theatre should immediately rush out and buy this book.” —Leeds African Studies Bulletin “A seminal contribution to the fields of performance studies, cultural studies, and popular culture. African theatre - African theatre - Southern and South Africa: The Chikwakwa Theatre—an open-air theatre created at the University of Zambia in —symbolized the ambition of new young Zambian playwrights to both celebrate and comment upon the nation’s independence and to draw upon the cultural resources of the people. The creation of Chikwakwa—which toured as well as created work in.

Stories on Stage is a collection of reader’s theater scripts for young readers, adapted from stories by fifteen different authors, including such favorites as Roald Dahl, Nancy Farmer, and Louis Sachar. Coming from such genres as humor, fantasy, and multicultural folktales, the stories have been selected for their dramatic quality, literary value, and appeal to young people. The Broadway League is the clearinghouse for information on the business, demographics, and economic impact of Broadway theatre throughout North America. The League compiles various statistics and publishes extensive reports on a number of topics. For brief excerpts from recently published reports, click on the links below.


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