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Author Brown, Benita, author.

Title Myth performance in the African diasporas : ritual, theatre, and dance / Benita Brown, Dannabang Kuwabong, and Christopher Olsen.

Publication Info. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2014.
©2014

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 166 pages) : illustrations
Summary This book examines the concept and practice of myth performance in African Diaspora dramas and dances. These six essays chart a new path that enriches and enhances the understanding of African diaspora myth performance in literary and diaspora studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Re-visionary history as myth performance: a postcolonial re-reading of Maud Cuney-Hare's Antar of Araby, Willis Richardson's The Black horseman, and Aimé Césaire's And the dogs were silent -- The Òrìsà paradigm: an overview of African-derived mythology, folklore, and kinesthetic dance performative -- Performative body language in Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus and Lynn Nottage's Ruined: African female bodies through African American eyes -- The codification of soul in African-derived dance culture -- Of rebels, tricksters, and supernatural beings: toward a semiotics of myth performance in African Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian dramas -- Of princesses and queens: the mythical journeys home in Djanet Sears' Afrika, solo and Rebecca Fisseha's Wise.woman.
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Subject Drama -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Mythology, African, in literature.
English literature -- African influences.
Dance, Black -- History and criticism.
Africa -- Influence.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Kuwabong, Dannabang, 1955- author.
Olsen, Christopher, 1952- author.
Other Form: Print version: Brown, Benita J. Myth performance in the African diasporas. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2014 9780810892798 (DLC) 2013034434 (OCoLC)856054361
ISBN 9780810892804 (electronic bk.)
0810892804 (electronic bk.)
9781306282352 (MyiLibrary)
1306282357 (MyiLibrary)
9780810892798 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0810892790 (cloth ; alk. paper)