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Playwrights Canada Press Spring 2014

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Performing Back
Post-Colonial Theatre
Edited by: Dalbir Singh

Edited by :

Dalbir Singh

Imprint:

Playwrights Canada Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770912199

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
May 01, 2015
$19.95 CAD
Cancelled

Dimensions:

8.38in x 5.38 x 0.3 in | 90 gr

Page Count:

192 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources 0
Playwrights Canada Press
LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
Toronto
The area of post-colonial studies is primarily concerned with how societies and cultures have been affected through the processes of colonization, and Canada is considered by many literary and cultural critics to be such a nation not only due to its historical lineage as a settler colony but also by playing host to many multicultural immigrant communities that bring with them their own histories embedded in colonialism. Performing Back aims to generate discussion about the different kinds of theatrical and political output this country is generating, and fills a glaring void in current theatre scholarship in Canada. This collection of plays examines topics such as race, ethnicity, imperialism, and notions of "otherness" insofar as they intersect with the broader theme of post-colonial theatre. This first volume of the Contextualizing Canadian Theatre series includes Yvette Nolan's The Birds, a Native retelling of the Aristophanes play; Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia, and Marcus Youssef's The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil, a satirical play on Western neo-colonial forays into Iraq; and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's Salome's Clothes, a harrowing domestic tragedy set in Côte d'Ivoire.

Dalbir Singh is the associate editor of alt.theatre magazine and has published work in such journals and anthologies as Canadian Theatre Review, Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre, Red Light, and She Speaks. His plays have been performed at the Harbourfront Centre, Factory Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and on CBC Radio. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in theatre at the University of Toronto.

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