Post-Colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics

  title={Post-Colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics},
  author={Helen Gilbert and Joanne Elizabeth Tompkins},
Introduction: Re-acting (to) Empire 1. Re-citing the Classics: Canonical Counter-Discourse 2. Traditional Enactments: Ritual and Carnival 3. Post-colonialist History 4. The Languages of Resistance 5. Body Politics 6. Neo-Imperialisms 


Most postcolonial societies continue to bear the scars of European colonialism in their sociocultural, political and pedagogic domains. Neo-colonialist relationships with their erstwhile colonisers

‘The performativity of the dramatic text’: domestic colonialism and Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine

Abstract This essay develops from a chapter in my book, Breaking the Bounds: British Feminist Dramatists Writing in the Mainstream since c. 1980. In it, I first consider the theory of ‘the

An Aching House: Domestic Representations of Coloniality in M. NourbeSe Philip’sCoups and Calypsos

M. NourbeSe Philip’s Coups and Calypsos foregrounds a relationship between an Afro-Caribbean woman and an Indo- Caribbean man in a way that shifts the theatrical gaze away from European imperialism...

Theatre in a new democracy : some major trends in South African theatre from 1994 to 2003

Thesis (DPhil (Dept. of Drama.Centre for Theatre Research))--University of Stellenbosch, 2008.

Genealogies, archaeologies, histories: the revolutionary ‘interculturalism’ of Asian theatre in Britain

Abstract This article traces a genealogy of British-Asian theatre locating it within the practice of interculturalism. Tracing the very recent origins of a revolutionary and hybrid theatre form, it

Strategic affinities: Historiography and epistemology in contemporary feminist knowledge politics

This article presents a conceptual approach to feminist history that focuses on the strategies activists use in different temporal and spatial locations. The argument builds on recent insights within

Literature as activism: Ninotchka Rosca's political aesthetic

This article provides a brief overview of Philippine writer Ninotchka Rosca's literary career, tracing her commitment to political advocacy and suggesting the ways that this commitment shapes her

Performing History, Staging Identity: Strategies of Contemporary Theater in the Baltic States

The emergence of new modes of representation in contemporary Baltic theater can be conceptualized as self-reflexivity and counter-canonical representations. These tendencies are closely linked

Freedom as Praxis: Migdalia Cruz’s Fur and the Emancipation of Caliban’s Woman

abstract:This essay analyses the play Fur by the Nuyorican playwright Migdalia Cruz in relation to William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Aimé Césaire’s A Tempest in order to trace colonialism’s

Toward a Topography of Cross-Cultural Theatre Praxis

Theatrical practices variously called multicultural, postcolonial, syncretic, intercultural, transcultural, and imperialistic comprise a contested cluster of related operations in need of theorizing.



The Location of Culture

Acknowledgements, Introduction: Locations of culture, 1. The commitment to theory, 2. Interrogating identity: Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogative, 3. The other question: Stereotype,

The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures

General Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction - What are post-colonial literatures?, Post-colonial literatures and English Studies, Development of post-colonial literatures, Hegemony,

Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection

I. Approaching Abjection2. Something to Be Scared Of3. From Filth to Defilement4. Semiotics of Biblical Abomination5... Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi6. C line: Neither Actor nor Martyr7. Suffering and


Philosophers rarely think about acting in the theatrical sense, but they do have a discourse of 'acts' that maintains associative semantic meanings with theories of performance and acting. For

Parchment, printing, and hypermedia : communication in world order transformation

Interweaving media theory and historical analysis, this book explores the effect new digital-telecommunication technologies, which Deibert calls hypermedia, will have on the distribution of political

Cultural psychology: Cultural psychology – what is it?

A discipline is emerging called “cultural psychology.” It is not general psychology. It is not cross-cultural psychology. It is not psychological anthropology. It is not ethnopsychology. It is

A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Translator's Foreword: Pleasures of Philosophy Notes on the Translation and Acknowledgements Author's Note 1. Introduction: Rhizome 2. 1914: One or Several Wolves? 3. 10,000 BC: The Geology of Morals

The Dragon Can't Dance

A story of shanty-town life in Trinidad. Calvary Hill is the home of Aldrick Prospect, who lives for the carnival and his once-a-year chance to play dragon. Here too live Miss Cleothilda, the ageing