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- Author(s)Jesse Weaver Shipley
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication15/05/2015
- GenreOther Performing Arts
- Series TitleAfrican Expressive Cultures
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note16 b&w illus.
- Weight477 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction: Poetics of Uncertainty Part I. History and Mediations in Making Theatre 1. Making Culture: Race, History, and a Theory of Performance in the Gold Coast Colony 2. The National Theatre Movement: Urban Art Infrastructures and a Contested National Culture in Independence-Era Accra 3. Revolutionary Storytelling: Pan-African Theatre and Remaking Lost Futures in 1980s Ghana 4. A Man of the People: Mohammed Ben Abdallah as Artist-Politician Part II. Stagings in Millennial Ghana 5. Total African Theatre: Language, Reflexivity, and Ambiguity in The Witch of Mopti 6. The Best Tradition Goes On : Audience, Consumption, and the Structural Transformation of Concert Party Popular Theatre 7. Fake Pastors and Real Comedians: Doubling and Parody in Miraculous, Charismatic Performance 8. Copying Independence: Backstage at the Fiftieth-Anniversary Reenactment of Nkrumah's Independence Speech Conclusion: Unfreedom as Critical Theory Notes Bibliography Index
- Author BiographyJesse Weaver Shipley is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College. He is author of Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music and has produced a documentary film with the same title.
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