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Remaking Pacific PastsHistory, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Theater from Oceania$
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Diana Looser

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839765

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839765.001.0001

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The Drama and Theater of Oceania

The Drama and Theater of Oceania

An Overview

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(p.28) Chapter 1 The Drama and Theater of Oceania
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Remaking Pacific Pasts
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Diana Looser

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839765.003.0001

This chapter presents a broad survey of theatre and drama produced in Oceania since the late 1960s. It mentions key works from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Guam, Hawai‘i, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Samoa, considering their local developments and regional connections. The purpose of the survey is to offer an introduction to this field of theatrical production and to provide a historical and artistic context for the more detailed case studies in the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   Oceania, drama, theater, contemporary, indigenous, diaspora, postcolonial, transnational

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