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Théâtre océanien: Anthologie edited and translated by Sonia Lacabanne, and: Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays edited by David O’Donnell (review)

Théâtre océanien: Anthologie edited and translated by Sonia Lacabanne, and: Urbanesia: Four... dramas written by university students prior to Papua New Guinea's independence from Australia; He Reo Hou: 5 Plays by Maori Playwrights (Garrett, 1991) charts the emergence of several Zealand between the mid-1970s and the late 1980s; He Leo Hou / A New Voice: Hawaiian Playwrights (Wat and Desha, 2001) surveys a vibrant cross-section of contemporary work by indigenous playwrights in Hawai`i; and Beyond Ceremony: An Anthology of Drama from Fiji (Gaskell, 2001) demonstrates how playwrights have used theater to respond to and intervene in Fiji's troubled multicultural milieu. Such anthologies have been instrumental in helping create a more lasting record of past productions and reveal historical, thematic, and artistic patterns among authors and plays. But as these examples show, there has been a tendency to focus on local or national concerns or to feature playwrights from specific ethnic groups. Less in evidence are collections that speak across national borders, that emphasize a wider regional view, and that traverse linguistic boundaries beyond the code-switching contained in individual works. Consequently, two recent anthologies of Pacific Islands plays, Théâtre océanien: Anthologie (2011) and Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays (2012), are welcome additions to the corpus of published regional drama. Théâtre océanien: Anthologie, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Théâtre océanien: Anthologie edited and translated by Sonia Lacabanne, and: Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays edited by David O’Donnell (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (1)

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Abstract

dramas written by university students prior to Papua New Guinea's independence from Australia; He Reo Hou: 5 Plays by Maori Playwrights (Garrett, 1991) charts the emergence of several Zealand between the mid-1970s and the late 1980s; He Leo Hou / A New Voice: Hawaiian Playwrights (Wat and Desha, 2001) surveys a vibrant cross-section of contemporary work by indigenous playwrights in Hawai`i; and Beyond Ceremony: An Anthology of Drama from Fiji (Gaskell, 2001) demonstrates how playwrights have used theater to respond to and intervene in Fiji's troubled multicultural milieu. Such anthologies have been instrumental in helping create a more lasting record of past productions and reveal historical, thematic, and artistic patterns among authors and plays. But as these examples show, there has been a tendency to focus on local or national concerns or to feature playwrights from specific ethnic groups. Less in evidence are collections that speak across national borders, that emphasize a wider regional view, and that traverse linguistic boundaries beyond the code-switching contained in individual works. Consequently, two recent anthologies of Pacific Islands plays, Théâtre océanien: Anthologie (2011) and Urbanesia: Four Pasifika Plays (2012), are welcome additions to the corpus of published regional drama. Théâtre océanien: Anthologie,

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