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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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Remaking Pacific Pasts

Diana Looser

University of Hawai'i Press

The Introduction provides a broad contextual and theoretical background for the study. It makes a case for treating Oceania as a specific area of world theatre production, provides a brief background to the form and development of post-1960s theatre from the region, and discusses how theatre operates to express various modes of historical knowledge in Oceania. It profiles the sites for the key case studies (Aotearoa/New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawai‘i and Fiji) and summarizes the content of the following chapters.

Keywords:   Oceania, nation, region, postcolonial, syncretic theater, historiography, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Hawai‘i, New Caledonia, Fiji

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