Africa on the Contemporary London Stage

  • Tiziana Morosetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tiziana Morosetti
    Pages 1-15
  3. Africa on the London Stage, 1955–2013

  4. Companies and Theatre Practitioners

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-246

About this book


This collection of essays investigates the way Africa has been portrayed on the London stage from the 1950s to the present. It focuses on whether — and, if so, to what extent — the Africa that emerges from the London scene is subject to stereotype, and/or in which ways the reception of audiences and critics have contributed to an understanding of the continent and its arts. The collection, divided into two parts, brings together well-established academics and emerging scholars, as well as playwrights, directors and performers currently active in London. With a focus on Wole Soyinka, Athol Fugard, Bola Agbaje, Biyi Bandele, and Dipo Agboluaje, amongst others, the volume examines the work of key companies such as Tiata Fahodzi and Talawa, as well as newer companies Two Gents, Iroko Theatre and Spora Stories. Interviews with Rotimi Babatunde, Ade Solanke and Dipo Agboluaje on the contemporary London scene are also included.


stereotypes Black British theatre prejudice identity Afropolitanism postcolonial studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Tiziana Morosetti
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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