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Studies in International Performance

Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre

Spectral Genealogies and Absent Faces

Authors: Winet, Evan Darwin

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Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre explores modern theatrical practices in Indonesia from a performance of Hamlet in the warehouses of Dutch Batavia to Ratna Sarumpaet's feminist Muslim Antigones. The book reveals patterns linking the colonial to the postcolonial eras that often conflict with the historical narratives of Indonesian nationalism.

About the authors

EVAN DARWIN WINET researches Indonesian and other Asian theatres. He contributed a translation of Roestam Effendi's Bebasari (Sweet Liberty) to the forthcoming Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama (2009). He is also a contributing editor to the Norton Anthology of Drama (2009) and a major contributor to the Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (2007).

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'Winet's work has much strength in the detail and analysis of plays and productions, and he has to be commended on making the theatrical productions and movements of postcolonial Jakarta easily accessible to a readsership from various backgrounds and with different levels of familiarity with Indonesia's political and theatrical history.' - Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

'Meticulously researched...the book offers fascinating insights into each historical period...Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre is an important addition to the field of Asian performance, and is among the few works to argue for and map out an original analytical framework, making the book accessible to the reader unfamiliar with contemporary Indonesian theatre.' - Theatre Research International


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Colonial Foundations and Precessions of Postcoloniality

    Pages 1-37

    Winet, Evan Darwin

  • Unimagined Communities: Theatres of Eurasian and Chinese Batavia

    Pages 38-68

    Winet, Evan Darwin

  • Sites of Disappearance: Expatriate Ghosts on Ephemeral Stages

    Pages 69-107

    Winet, Evan Darwin

  • Despite Their Failings: Spectres of Foreign Professionalism

    Pages 108-140

    Winet, Evan Darwin

  • Hamlet and Caligula: Echoes of a Voice Unclear in Origins

    Pages 141-173

    Winet, Evan Darwin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indonesian Postcolonial Theatre
Book Subtitle
Spectral Genealogies and Absent Faces
Authors
Series Title
Studies in International Performance
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24667-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230246676
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-54688-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 262
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