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Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India (review)

Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India... more colloquial sections of dialogue are sometimes strained. Also, Ma was not well served by the editors of this volume who missed numerous minor grammatical and other errors. Her extensive footnotes provide adequate explanation of aspects of Chinese culture that may be unfamiliar to readers. The collection seems most appropriate to women's studies courses since, as a whole, it provides a fascinating overview of representations of women on the xiqu stage. It would also make an interesting addition to a course focusing on Yuan zaju. Since it does not provide effective representation of the most prominent forms of Ming and Qing Dynasty dramatic literature, however, the volume will not serve courses with a broader performance or historical focus. Megan Evans Victoria University of Wellington ACTS OF AUTHORITY/ACTS OF RESISTANCE: THEATRE AND POLITICS IN COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL INDIA. By Nandi Bhatia. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. 199 pp. Hardcover $49.50. This text explores the place where Indian history, theatre, and drama meet in resistance to colonial authority, class oppression, and patriarchy. The author believes that drama, rather than the novel, is an appropriate site to access evidence of anticolonial resistance. The point is well taken: the popularity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance: Theatre and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 23 (2) – Aug 17, 2006

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more colloquial sections of dialogue are sometimes strained. Also, Ma was not well served by the editors of this volume who missed numerous minor grammatical and other errors. Her extensive footnotes provide adequate explanation of aspects of Chinese culture that may be unfamiliar to readers. The collection seems most appropriate to women's studies courses since, as a whole, it provides a fascinating overview of representations of women on the xiqu stage. It would also make an interesting addition to a course focusing on Yuan zaju. Since it does not provide effective representation of the most prominent forms of Ming and Qing Dynasty dramatic literature, however, the volume will not serve courses with a broader performance or historical focus. Megan Evans Victoria University of Wellington ACTS OF AUTHORITY/ACTS OF RESISTANCE: THEATRE AND POLITICS IN COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL INDIA. By Nandi Bhatia. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. 199 pp. Hardcover $49.50. This text explores the place where Indian history, theatre, and drama meet in resistance to colonial authority, class oppression, and patriarchy. The author believes that drama, rather than the novel, is an appropriate site to access evidence of anticolonial resistance. The point is well taken: the popularity

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Published: Aug 17, 2006

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