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Performing Back: Post-Colonial Canadian Plays

Performing Back: Post-Colonial Canadian Plays
Your Price: $19.95 CDN
Edited by: Dalbir Singh
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Series: Contextualizing Canadian Theatre
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 192
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 1770913505
ISBN-13: 9781770913509

About the Book:

Performing Back: Post-Colonial Canadian Plays is a collection of plays that examines topics including race, imperialism, and notions of otherness insofar as they intersect with post-colonial theatre. It aims to generate discussion about the different kinds of theatrical and political output this country is generating, and fills a glaring void in current theatre scholarship in Canada.

This first volume of the Contextualizing Canadian Theatre series includes Yvette Nolan's The Birds, a Native retelling of the Aristophanes play; Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia, and Marcus Youssef's The Adventures of Ali & Ali and aXes of Evil, a satire of Western neo-colonial forays into Iraq; and Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's Salome's Clothes, a domestic tragedy set in Côte d'Ivoire.

About the Editor:

Dalbir Singh is a Canadian editor, educator, playwright and academic. His publications have been included in such journals and anthologies as Canadian Theatre Review, Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre, Red Light, and She Speaks. His plays have been performed at the Harbourfront Centre, Factory Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and on CBC Radio. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Theatre and South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto.

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