African Theatre in Development
Indiana University Press, 1999 - History - 182 pages
"A truly worthwhile resource in a growing field of research -- the theater and drama of Africa -- this volume collects ten essays about theater practice, publications, and productions; in-depth reviews of 17 books; and a new play." -- Choice
"... a 'must-have' for anybody interested in issues relating to theatre and development in Africa.... a pioneering effort... " -- H-Net Reviews
Art as a tool, weapon, or shield? This compelling issue and others are explored in this diverse collection of intriguing perspectives on African theatre in development. Also here: strategies in staging, propaganda, and mass education, and a discussion of the playwright Alemseged Tesfai's career in service to Eritrean liberation.