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The Palgrave Handbook of Theatre and Race

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Represents the first comprehensive publication on the subject

  • Two-part structure approaches the topic both chronologically and thematically

  • Features contributions from some of the most established figures in the field

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    • Tiziana Morosetti, Osita Okagbue
    Pages 1-17
  3. Blackness and the African Diaspora

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237
    2. Black Women in Post-revolutionary Cuban Theatre

      • Lilianne Lugo Herrera
      Pages 255-272
    3. Black Performances and Black Artists Performing in Contemporary Brazil

      • Victor Hugo Leite de Aquino Soares, Roberta K. Matsumoto
      Pages 273-290

About this book

The first comprehensive publication on the subject, this book investigates interactions between racial thinking and the stage in the modern and contemporary world, with 25 essays on case studies that will shed light on areas previously neglected by criticism while providing fresh perspectives on already-investigated contexts. Examining performances from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, China, Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacifi c islands, this collection ultimately frames the history of racial narratives on stage in a global context, resetting understandings of race in public discourse.

Keywords

  • Race
  • Empire
  • The Other
  • Ethnicity
  • War
  • Segregation
  • Non-European
  • Whiteness
  • Performance
  • Stereotype
  • African
  • Refugees
  • Global
  • ethnicity, class, gender and crime

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Theatre and Performance, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

    Tiziana Morosetti, Osita Okagbue

About the editors

Tiziana Morosetti is an Associate Lecturer with the Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She also teaches African Literature at the African Studies Centre, Oxford, UK. She is the editor of Staging the Other in Nineteenth-Century British Drama (2016) and Africa on the Contemporary London Stage (2018). She is the deputy director of the journal Quaderni del ’900, and the General Secretary of the African Theatre Association (AfTA). 

Osita Okagbue is a Professor of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. His published works include African Theatres and Performances (2007), Culture and Identity in African and Caribbean Theatre (2009), African Theatre: Diasporas (2009), co-edited with Christine Matzke, and Performative Inter-Actions in African Theatre 1, 2 & 3 (2013), with Dr Kene Igweonu. More recently, he has co-authored, with Professor Samuel Kasule, East African Theatres and Performances (2020).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-43957-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)