The IATC Journal Critical Stages: June 2017: Issue No. 15


June 2017: Issue No. 15

Table of Contents

Editorial / Éditorial
Savas Patsalidis (editor-in-chief)

Special Topic: Contemporary African Drama and Theatre 

Guest Editors: Femi Osofisan (Nigeria), ejumola Olaniyan (USA), Don Rubin (Canada)

African Theatre in a Global Context
Don Rubin

French Language Theatre in Africa: Connecting to the Francophonie
Ousmane Diakhaté

Anglophone Africa—Looking Back: The Beginnings of the Modern
Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh

The Roots of African Theatre Ritual and Orality in the Pre-Colonial Period
Ousmane Diakhaté and Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh

South Africa—Theatre Lost, Performance Found?
Loren Kruger

South Africa—Towards Collective Action: Improvised Performance Jozi Style
Sarah Roberts and Kieran Reid

Nigeria—Revisiting Language in Two Wole Soyinka Plays
Dele Layiwola

Nigeria—The Challenge of (and for) the Female Playwright
Onyeka Iwuchukwu

Uganda—From Research to Activism: Theatre and Anthropology in Walukuba
Katie McQuaid and Jane Plastow

In Search of Theatre for Development in Malawi: a Modern History
Zindaba Chisiza

Egypt—Subversive Theology in Nawal El Saadawi’s Quest for Justice
Omolola A. Ladele


Section Editor: Savas Patsalidis (Greece)

“Better Days for Ugandan Theatre”: Interview with Asiimwe Deborah GKashugi
by Andrew Kaggwa

Workshopping the Refugee Condition: Interview with Anina Jendreyko
by Katerina Delikonstantinidou

The Artist in Times of Crisis: Interview with Theodoros Terzopoulos
by Penelope Chatzidimitriou

L’Ombre de Venceslao ou une épopée argentine: Entretien avec Jorge Lavelli
Par Irène Sadowska

Comment capter et traduire le réel sur scène: Chroniques de la société cubaine: Entretien avec Abel Gonzalez Melo
Par Irène Sadowska

Essays – Michael Chekhov: Pedagogy Today

Guest Editor: Yana Meerzon (Canada)

Michael Chekhov’s Theatre Pedagogy in the Age of Cosmopolitanism
Yana Meerzon

ImageWork Training and the Chekhov Technique
David Zinder

The Art of Michael Chekhov’s Chart: A Training Sequence for Contemporary Practice in Professional Studios and Academia
Lisa Dalton

Gestures of Listening
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch

Musical Synthesis of the Michael Chekhov Technique: Integrated Training for the Singer – Actor
James Haffner

Performing in Mask: Michael Chekhov’s Pedagogy, Commedia and Mime
Lenka Pichlíková

Presence, Significance and Radiation in Acting: Creating the Psychophysical Foundation for Working on Chekhov’s Atmospheres
Sol Garre

Conference Papers

Section Editor: Ivan Medenica (Serbia)

The Shadow Theatre of Theatre Criticism
Margareta Sörenson

Politics of Theatre and the Theatre of Politics in Nigeria
Olu Obafemi

The Bourgeois Theatre and Its Criticism: From Emancipation to Decadence and Back
Ivan Medenica

Performance Reviews

Section Editor: Matti Linnavuori (Finland)

Ancient Meets Cutting Edge: China’s Wuzhen Theatre Festival
Lissa Tyler Renaud

Un formidable retour aux sources
Jean-Pierre Han

Frénétique Afrique !
Christiane Makward

Into the Intricacies of Memory: Journey into Strelitzia
Mosunmola Omowunmi Adeojo

The Present Meaning of “Stranger” Revealed in Cluj
Maria Zărnescu

Les Français : Warlikowski, agitateur de la décadence
Mathias Daval

The Sins of the Parents: Several Characters in Search of an Author
Soila Lehtonen

Un théâtre de l’excès
Selim Lander

Le théâtre comme carte de la mémoire
Irène Sadowska

How Southern Dialects Convey the Sense of Theatre in Italy
Claudia Provvedini

Hold Up That Mirror And Preen: South African Solo Theatre At Its Finest
Robyn Sassen

And the Rest is Silence
Margareta Sörenson

Book Reviews

Section Editor: Don Rubin (Canada)


Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora
Reviewed by Marjan Moosavi

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre
Reviewed by Temple Hauptfleisch

The Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre
Reviewed by Philippe Rouyer

How To Write About Theatre: A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers
Reviewed by Don Rubin

One Man Dancing
Reviewed by Octavian Saiu

Critics on Criticism

Section Editor: Diana Damian Martin (UK)

Criticism in a Time of Crisis
Sam Williams