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Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre

Jerri Daboo (Exeter University)

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Routledge
01 December 2017
Dance
Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre looks afresh at the popularity of forms and aesthetics from Bollywood films and bhangra music and dance on the British stage.

From Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bombay Dreams to the finals of Britain's Got Talent, Jerri Daboo reconsiders the centrality of Bollywood and bhangra to theatre made for or about British South Asian communities. Addressing rarely discussed theatre companies such as Rifco, and phenomena such as the emergence of large- scale Bollywood revue performances, this volume goes some way towards remedying the lack of critical discourse around British South Asian theatre.

A timely contribution to this growing field, Staging British South Asian Culture is essential reading for any scholar or student interested in exploring the highly contested questions of identity and representation for British South Asian communities.
By:   Jerri Daboo (Exeter University)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm, 
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781138677159
ISBN 10:   1138677159
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jerri Daboo is Associate Professor of Performance in the Department of Drama at the University of Exeter. Her research explores performance and culture, particularly in the British South Asian communities.

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