Collection: MS 1748: African Theatre manuscripts and papers assembled by Martin Banham

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Title: African Theatre manuscripts and papers assembled by Martin Banham

Level: Collection 

Classmark: MS 1748

Creator(s): Banham, Martin

Date: 1944-2015

Main language: English; Edo; Yoruba; French

Size and medium: manuscript papers, newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, postcards, journals, typescript papers, photographs, photocopies, programmes, CD-R, flyer, volumes; 15 boxes

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8709 

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Description

Includes plays by African dramatists, BBC African theatre scripts, journals, reports, newpaper cuttings, academic papers and theatre programmes. These relate particularly to Nigeria. Contains some correspondence with Martin Banham including some letters from Dev Virahsawmy, a Mauritian playwright.

Administrative or biographical history

Martin Banham, formerly Professor of Theatre and Drama Studies at the University of Leeds, taught at University College, Ibadan, Nigeria from 1956 to 1966. Maintaining an interest in the theatre and performance culture of Africa, he has published works including 'African Theatre Today' (London, 1976), 'The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre' (Cambridge 1994, 2004), and 'A History of Theatre in Africa' (Cambridge, 2005).

Provenance

The archives were donated by Martin Banham.

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Access

Access to this material is unrestricted.

Reproduction

Material in this collection is in copyright. Photocopies or digital images can only be supplied by the Library for research or private study within the terms of copyright legislation. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain the copyright holder's permission to reproduce for any other purpose. Guidance is available on tracing copyright status and ownership.

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