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Recasting transnationalism through performance : theatre festivals in Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Brazil

Title
Recasting transnationalism through performance : theatre festivals in Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Brazil / Christina S. McMahon, Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
Author
McMahon, Christina S., 1976-
Publication
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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xv, 229 pages : illustrations; 23 cm.
Summary
"The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a lively Portuguese-language theatre festival circuit, where Brazilian, Portuguese, and Lusophone African artists come together and jointly negotiate the cultural dynamics of an emerging transnational community grounded in a common language and shared colonial histories. Christina S. McMahon trains a sharp ethnographic eye on African performances staged at these festivals, revealing how festival productions and their aftermath can generate new perspectives on race and gender, colonial trauma, and the economics of cultural globalization. Featuring in-depth analysis of performances and artist interviews from Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique - countries with vibrant theatre practices and vexed colonial pasts - the book reveals how international festivals can be valuable platforms for new intercultural dialogues and diplomatic possibilities. Recasting Transnationalism through Performance offers a fresh look at the role of theatre in navigating new postcolonial realities"--
Series Statement
Studies in international performance
Uniform Title
Studies in international performance.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index.
Contents
1. Introduction: Global Casting Calls: Performing (Trans)National Identity On Festival Circuits -- 2. Mapping Festivals: Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Brazil in the Lusophone World -- 3. Recasting the Colonial Past: History, Imagination, and Fantasy on Festival Stages -- 4. African Women on Festival Circuits: Recasting Labor Roles and Female Sexuality -- 5. Adaptation and the (Trans)Nation: Creolized Shakespeare, Intercultural Cervantes -- 6. Toward a Conclusion: Forum Theatre in Festival Venues.
Call Number
Sc D 16-709
ISBN
  • 9781137006806 (hardback)
  • 1137006803 (hardback)
LCCN
2013044173
OCLC
863695447
Author
McMahon, Christina S., 1976- author.
Title
Recasting transnationalism through performance : theatre festivals in Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Brazil / Christina S. McMahon, Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
Publisher
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Studies in international performance
Studies in international performance.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index.
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Sc D 16-709
MWET 14-2069
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