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Title:Ngugi wa Thiong'o & Wole Soyinka
Editors:Banham, MartinISNI
Gibbs, James MorelISNI
Osofisan, Femi
Series:African theatre
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:1847010989; 9781847010988; 9781782043867
Geographic terms:Kenya
drama (form)
About persons:Ngugi wa Thiong'o (1938-)ISNI
Wole Soyinka (1934-)
Abstract:Wole Soyinka and Ngugi wa Thiong'o are the pre-eminent playwrights of West and East Africa respectively and their work has been hugely influential across the continent. This collective volume features directors' experiences of recent productions of their plays, the voices of actors and collaborators who have worked with the playwrights, and also provides a digest of their theatrical output. This volume contains a previously unpublished radio play by Wole Soyinka entitled 'A rain of stones', first produced on BBC Radio 4 in 2002. Contributions: Reading & performing African drama: how Wole Soyinka & Ngugi wa Thiong'o influenced my work (David Kerr); Ayan contra 'Ujamaa': Soyinka & Ngugi as theatre theorists (Biodun Jeyifo); Working with Wole Soyinka (Tunji Oyelana in conversation with Sola Adeyemi); The difficulties of a neophyte staging: Wole Soyinka's 'The beatification of Area Boy' (Tunde Onikoyi); Pentecostalizing Soyinka's 'The trials of Brother Jero' (Bisi Adigun); 'The lion & the jewel' in Mombasa (Silviah Namussasi); Choru wa Muiruri: reflections on the Kamiriithu experience (Mugo Muhia); Producing 'I will marry when I want' in South Africa (Frederick Mbogo); Ngugi wa Thiong'o: the unrecognized black hermit (Oby Obyerodhyambo); Kamiriithu in retrospect (Gichingiri Ndirgirigi); Wole Soyinka & Ngugi wa Thiong'o: plays in production (James Gibbs & Mugo Muhia); The making of 'The trial of Dedan Kimathi' by Ngugi wa Thiong'o & Micere Githae Mugo at the University of California, Irvine: a personal reflection (Ketu H. Katrak); A rain of stones: a play for radio (Wole Soyinka). [ASC Leiden abstract]