Paper $48.00 ISBN: 9780859898355 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre

Edited by Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell

Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre
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Edited by Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

288 pages | 16 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2012
Paper $48.00 ISBN: 9780859898355 Published June 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre marks a major contribution to the understanding of one of the most remarkable examples of diasporic artistic activity in recent history. The second volume on British South Asian theater compiled by Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell, this volume provides detailed critical analyses of theater practice and performance from the last thirty years.

Contents
List of Illustrations
Contributors
Introduction

1. British Asian Theatre: The Long Road to Now, and the Barriers in-between
      Naseem Khan
2. Images on Stage: A Historical Survey of South Asians in British Theatre before 1975
      Colin Chambers
3. Bridging Divides: The Emergence of Bilingual Theatre in Tower Hamlets in the 1980s
      Susan Croft
4. Experiments in Theatre from the Margins: Text, Performance and New Writers
      Rukhsana Ahmad
5. Dramatising Refuge(e)s:  Rukhsana Ahmad's Song for a Sanctuary and Tanika Gupta's Sanctuary
      Christiane Schlote
6. Directing Storytelling Performance and Storytelling Theatre
      Chris Banfield
7. Engaging the Audience: A Comparative Analysis of Developmental Strategies in Birmingham and Leicester since the 1990s
      Claire Cochrane
8. Patriarchy and Its Discontents: The 'Kitchen-Sink Drama' of Tamasha Theatre Company
      Victoria Sams
9. The Marketing of Commercial and Subsidised Theatre to British Asian Audiences: Tamasha’s Fourteen Songs, Two Weddings and a Funeral (1998 and 2011) and Bombay Dreams (2002)
      Suman Bhuchar
10. Mixing with the Mainstream: Transgressing the Identity of Place
      Jerri Daboo
11. Between Page and Stage: Meera Syal in British Asian Culture
      Giovanna Buonanno
12. Imagine, Indiaah . . . on the British Stage: Exploring Tara's 'Binglish' and Tamasha's Brechtian Approaches
      Chandrika Patel
13. British Asian Live Art: motiroti
      Stephen Hodge
14. On the Making of Mr Quiver
      Rajni Shah

Notes
Bibliography
Index
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