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Remaking Pacific Pasts: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania

Diana Looser


Remaking Pacific Pasts offers the first full-length comparative study of recent drama and theatre in Oceania. It opens with a general introduction to the field of Pacific Islands theatre produced since the late 1960s, covering key works from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Fiji, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Samoa, Niue, the Cook Islands, Hawai‘i, Guam, New Caledonia, and Tahiti. The following sections explore selected plays from Hawai‘i, Aotearoa/New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Fiji that critically engage aspects of colonial and postcolonial Pacific histories. The book draws togeth ... More

Keywords: Pacific Islands, Oceania, drama, theatre, playwriting, history, memory, identity, contemporary, postcolonial Introduction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839765
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839765.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana Looser, author
Stanford University