Orality as Performance
This chapter discusses the deviation from dramatic dialogue in post-colonial theatre. There are numerous occasions where dialogue is replaced by other modes of linguistic communication. The most important of these deviations is oral performance. Various forms of lyric-musical songs or verse are usually integrated into oral performances, where dramatists make use of the song or poetry as a way of approximating the structural features and functions of indigenous cultural texts. Another deviation from dramatic dialogue is the use of paralinguistic signs in the form of recognizable culturally specific vocalizations.
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