ABSTRACT

Now available in paperback for the first time this edition of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre series examines theatrical developments in Africa since 1945. Entries on thirty-two African countries are featured in this volume, preceded by specialist introductory essays on Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences and Puppetry. There are also special introductory general essays on African theatre written by Nobel Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka and the outstanding Congolese playwright, Sony Labou Tansi, before his untimely death in 1995. More up-to-date and more wide-ranging than any other publication, this is undoubtedly a major ground-breaking survey of contemporary African theatre.

chapter |3 pages

African Theatre in a Global Context

chapter |13 pages

Of Inner Roots and External Adjuncts

chapter |4 pages

Angola (Overview)

chapter |11 pages

Bénin

chapter |8 pages

Burkina Faso

chapter |4 pages

Burundi

chapter |14 pages

Cameroon

chapter |3 pages

Chad (Overview)

chapter |4 pages

Congo (Overview)

chapter |16 pages

Côte d'Ivoire

chapter |17 pages

Ethiopia

chapter |20 pages

Ghana

chapter |7 pages

Guinea

chapter |5 pages

Guinea -Bissau (Overview)

chapter |5 pages

Kenya (Overview)

chapter |9 pages

Liberia

chapter |7 pages

Madagascar

chapter |8 pages

Mali

chapter |9 pages

Mauritius

chapter |6 pages

Mozambique

chapter |6 pages

Namibia

chapter |7 pages

Niger

chapter |17 pages

Nigeria

chapter |4 pages

Rwanda (Overview)

chapter |10 pages

Sénégal

chapter |6 pages

Seychelles

chapter |12 pages

Sierra Leone

chapter |31 pages

South Africa

chapter |17 pages

Tanzania

chapter |5 pages

Togo (Overview)

chapter |10 pages

Uganda

chapter |12 pages

Zaïre

chapter |12 pages

Zambia

chapter |16 pages

Zimbabwe

chapter |10 pages

Further Reading: Africa