The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Lecture - ONLINE - Theatre in Post-Imperial Ethiopia and Eritrea - Much More Than a Matter of Entertainment

Jane Plastow

Wednesday 24th March 2021

Online event starting at 19:00 BST - Public lecture (all welcome to join).

Note - Register for the event on Eventbrite and you'll be emailed a Zoom link shortly before the event.


Theatre has long been an important voice in both Ethiopia and Eritrea. This talk will focus on moments in the post-imperial period when it has discussed ideas, politics and aesthetics, often speaking on behalf of a much wider, relatively voiceless populace.

Drawing on nearly 40 years of theatrical engagement with these nations Jane Plastow will consider why theatre has been so significant for metropolitan populations in both countries - and why the world knows so little about one of the most popular, prolific and sophisticated art forms to come out of Africa.

Jane Plastow is Professor of African Theatre at the University of Leeds. Her research, teaching, and theatre making have focused on East Africa for over three decades.

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Eventbrite Tickets - Theatre in Post-Imperial Ethiopia and Eritrea by Jane Plastow

A History of East African Theatre, Volume 1 - Horn of Africa A History of East African Theatre, Volume 1 - Horn of Africa
by Jane Plastow
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
2020

Hardcover
ISBN : 9783030472719
Price : £89.99

eBook
ISBN : 9783030472726
Price : £71.50

First Published in News File Winter 2020

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