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Book Review of 

Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora

Edited by Paul Carter Harrison, Victor Leo Walker II, and Gus Edwards


in Theatre Research International, 29.1

Oxford: Oxford University Press

March 2004

pp. 86-87 


Article excerpt


This book is a powerful examination of ritual-based performance traditions practised throughout the African diaspora. It belongs on the shelf of anyone studying black performance. By juxtaposing old and new articles, the editors provide perspectives on the subject that are at once global, historical, recuperative, revisionist and provocative. 

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