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British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History (review)

British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History (review) 580 Book Reviews concerned with revealing a practicioner’s actual state of being than with self- improvement and productive transformation (p. 27). This book is a significant addition to literature on martial arts in performance training. Zainal Abdul Latiff University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur BRITISH SOUTH ASIAN THEATRES: A DOCUMENTED HISTORY. By Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell, editors. Exeter: University of Exeter Press (distributed by University of Chicago Press), 2012. 265 pp. + DVD. Paper $37.25. This well-edited book grew from a research project on British Asian theatre and serves as a model of how the oftentimes ephemeral and fragmentary his- tory of companies that make up a movement can, using a combination of book and digital possibilities, be gathered into a larger nexus that reveals the pat- terns and differences in these diverse groups. The artistic outcomes that result from the British agitation of the 1970s with the growth of identity politics and development of a multicultural movement of the 1980s are evident. The mate- rial on the DVD is in a wonderful format with with clips of significant produc- tions as well as diverse visual materials culled from the archive: photographs, documents, and programs. The movement documented here http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

British South Asian Theatres: A Documented History (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 29 (2) – Feb 14, 2013

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 The University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-2109

Abstract

580 Book Reviews concerned with revealing a practicioner’s actual state of being than with self- improvement and productive transformation (p. 27). This book is a significant addition to literature on martial arts in performance training. Zainal Abdul Latiff University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur BRITISH SOUTH ASIAN THEATRES: A DOCUMENTED HISTORY. By Graham Ley and Sarah Dadswell, editors. Exeter: University of Exeter Press (distributed by University of Chicago Press), 2012. 265 pp. + DVD. Paper $37.25. This well-edited book grew from a research project on British Asian theatre and serves as a model of how the oftentimes ephemeral and fragmentary his- tory of companies that make up a movement can, using a combination of book and digital possibilities, be gathered into a larger nexus that reveals the pat- terns and differences in these diverse groups. The artistic outcomes that result from the British agitation of the 1970s with the growth of identity politics and development of a multicultural movement of the 1980s are evident. The mate- rial on the DVD is in a wonderful format with with clips of significant produc- tions as well as diverse visual materials culled from the archive: photographs, documents, and programs. The movement documented here

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 14, 2013

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