TITLE

Counter Discourse in Wole Soyinka's 'Revision' of Euripides' The Bacchae

AUTHOR(S)
Kasule, Samuel
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
African Performance Review;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The interrogation and expansion of post-colonial theatre has introduced to the theatrical repertoire multiple African playwrights previously unknown in the West most notably Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, and Athol Fugard who have adapted classical texts. Soyinka appropriates 'classical' oral aspects from Africa/Yoruba cultures aspects of performance that he puts in his plays. The aim of this article is to highlight some of the salient features of Wole Soyinka's 'revision' of Euripides' play, The Bacchae. It compare Wole Soyinka's delineation of space. It briefly looks at postcolonial actor's reflection on his experience performing a postcolonial adaptation of a classic on a European stage.
ACCESSION #
82084341

 

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