Beyond Bollywood and Broadway

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<P>This collection of 11 plays, from North America, the U.K., and South Africa—many published here for the first time—delves into the vibrant, cosmopolitan theatre of the South Asian diaspora. These original and provocative works explore the experience of diaspora by drawing on cultural references as diverse as classical Indian texts, adaptations of Shakespeare and Homer, current events, and world music, film, and dance. Neilesh Bose provides historical background on South Asian migration and performance traditions in each region, along with critical introductions and biographical background on each playwright.</P><P>Includes works by Anuvab Pal, Aasif Mandvi, Shishir Kurup, Rahul Varma, Rana Bose, Rukhsana Ahmad, Jatinder Verma, Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith, Ronnie Govender, Kessie Govender, and Kriben Pillay.</P>
<P>Acknowledgments</P><P>An Introduction to South Asian Diasporic Theatre Neilesh Bose</P><P>Part I. The United States<BR>1. Chaos Theory Anuvab Pal<BR>2. Sakina's Restaurant Aasif Mandvi<BR>3. Merchant on Venice Shishir Kurup</P><P>Part II. Canada<BR>4. Bhopal Rahul Varma<BR>5. The Death of Abbie Hoffman Rana Bose</P><P>Part III. United Kingdom<BR>6. Song for a Sanctuary Rukhsana Ahmad<BR>7. 2001: A Ramayana Odyssey Jatinder Verma<BR>8. Strictly Dandia Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith</P><P>Part IV. South Africa<BR>9. The Lahnee's Pleasure Ronnie Govender<BR>10. Working Class Hero Kessie Govender<BR>11. Looking for Muruga Kriben Pillay</P><P>List of Plays<BR>Glossary<BR>Notes<BR>Bibliography<BR>Index</P>



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Published 26 March 2009
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EAN13 9780253027917
Language English

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