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Contemporary Performance InterActions
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Theatre from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

Hegemony, Identity and a Contested Postcolony

Editors: Ravengai, Samuel, Seda, Owen (Eds.)

  • - Provides a multi-voiced critical account of the country’s long and multi-faceted theatre history- Adopts a variety of lenses, including decoloniality, critical theory, cultural theory, neo-Marxism and several other resistance theories- Brings together a corpus of eminent writers and researchers on Zimbabwean theatre in one volume

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About this book

The voices that are represented in this collection come from various parts of the world and express the views of practitioners and scholars who have all had first-hand experience working in Zimbabwean theatre from the last days of Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. The collection views the long continuum of developments in local theatre history as a case of the intrusive hegemonies that came with colonial Rhodesia as a conquest society, and localised identities in the form of the persistence of indigenous and syncretic popular forms. With time, all these came together to constitute the makings of a contested post-colony in contemporary theatre practice in Zimbabwe. The primary interest of scholars who are represented here is located at the intersection of political, cultural and performative discourses and the flow of Zimbabwean history. The focus, moreover, is not only on the history of performance cultures in postcolonial Zimbabwe - it extends its critical gaze to include the history of political ideas that gave rise to cultural contestation in the field of theatre and performance.


About the authors

Samuel Ravengai is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a PhD and MA in Theatre and Performance, from the University of Cape Town. He is interested in the interconnection of race, nation, empire, migration and ethnicity with cultural production. He is currently involved in a research project called Afroscenology which seeks to decolonise theatre and propound a theory on African and Diasporic aesthetics based on their practice across several years.

Owen Seda is Associate Professor and acting section head (Theatre Arts & Design: Performer) at Tshwane University of Technology, in Pretoria, South Africa. He has taught at the University of Zimbabwe, Africa University, the University of Botswana and the University of Pretoria, and has been a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of Theatre and New Dance, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. 


Buy this book

eBook 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 2. September 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74594-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 128,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • Due: 2. September 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74593-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe
Book Subtitle
Hegemony, Identity and a Contested Postcolony
Editors
  • Samuel Ravengai
  • Owen Seda
Series Title
Contemporary Performance InterActions
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74594-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74594-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74593-6
Series ISSN
2634-5870
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 273
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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