In this profile, Daniel Larlham places controversial South African theater director Brett Bailey's recent works, including Ipi Zombi?, iMumbo Jumbo, and Big Dada, in the context of contemporary South African theater and politics. He describes Bailey's strategies of cultural appropriation and “celebration,” audience responses to them, and his evolving approaches to theater and society.
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Daniel Larlham; Brett Bailey and Third World Bunfight: Journeys into the South African Psyche. Theater 1 February 2009; 39 (1): 7–27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01610775-2008-010
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