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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2013

THEA 23 Topics in African Theater and Performance

This course introduces the student to the startling diversity of sub-Saharan African theatre performance. Through an exploration of performance traditions and plays, the course addresses the cultural and political complexities of this troubled but vibrant continent. The course is organized around a series of key issues and debates, such as the intersection of ritual and theater, the role of colonialism and imperialism, resistance to the state, gender and performance, and the theater of war. Although the performance traditions and playwrights of several countries will be touched upon in the course of the term, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda receive a strong emphasis. Open to all classes.



Cross Listed Courses



ART; WCult: NW


14W: 12 15W: Arrange