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Balme, Christopher B. and Hakib, Abdul Karim (eds.) (31. March 2023): Theatre for Development in Africa. Historical and Institutional Perspectives. 1. published. Hildesheim; München: Georg Olms Verlag; Universitätsbibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. [PDF, 2MB]


Theatre for Development is one of the most dynamic and controversial theatre movements on the global South. Emerging in Southern Africa in the 1970s to address social and economic problems using theatrical techniques, today it is taught in theatre departments across sub-Saharan Africa and employed in numerous contexts from health care to agriculture. This book investigates the emergence of TfD from its beginnings to its transformation into a coherent organizational field capable of attracting significant governmental and NGO funding. Drawing on leading African scholars and practitioners the volume examines the complex transnational processes that led to the institutionalization of Theatre for Develoment.

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