World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case studies and examples from each region, it helps the reader to understand the key issues surrounding world theatre scholarship and global, postcolonial, and transnational performance practices.
An essential read for anyone seeking to learn more about world theatre, World Theatre: The Basics provides a clear, accessible roadmap for approaching non-Western theatre.
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction: what is world theatre?
1 The Middle East
2 South and Southeast Asia
3 East Asia
5 Sub-Saharan Africa
6 The Caribbean islands
7 The Americas
Conclusion: the undiscovered country
E. J. Westlake is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama and Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for World Performance Studies and is affiliated with the program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Romance Languages.