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British Asian Theatre

Dramaturgy, Process and Performance

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15 October 2010

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This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre...

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This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre companies, as well as important writers such as Hanif Kureishi and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the book analyses the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions that have informed major productions. Complete with plot summaries and illustrated throughout, the text explores the extraordinary contribution that British-Asian theatre has made to the British stage over the past thirty years.

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Provides in-depth analysis of the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions?of productions
Draws on previously undocumented material to provide detailed discussion of important plays?
The first accessible overview of British Asian Theatre

Introduction: British Asian Theatre on the Map
Tara Arts 1977-1984: Creating a British Asian Theatre
Tara Arts 1984-1996: Creating a 'Binglish' Theatre
Tamasha Theatre Company 1989: Authenticity and Adaptation
Tamasha Theatre Company 1989  East is East: From Kitchen Sink to Bollywood
Kali Theatre Company 1990-2007: Producing British Asian Women Playwrights
Tara Arts 1997-2007: Mapping a 'Binglish' Diaspora
New Writers from 1977: Kureishi, Bancil, Bhatti and Khan-Din
Conclusion
Bibliography.

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DOMINIC HINGORANI is Senior Lecturer in Acting and Directing at the Institute for Performing Arts Development, University of East London, UK. He is also a professional theatre director and Associate Director of Conspirators' Kitchen Theatre Company - a company dedicated to producing new British Asian writing.

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DOMINIC HINGORANI is Senior Lecturer in Acting and Directing at the Institute for Performing Arts Development, University of East London, UK. He is also a professional theatre director and Associate Director of Conspirators' Kitchen Theatre Company - a company dedicated to producing new British Asian writing.

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