The Newsletter 64 Summer 2013

The voice on the postcolonial stage. Cultural contexts and functions of the creole theatre

Maria Elisabela Larrea Y Eusébio

Macanese or Macaense, regarded as the ‘sunset creole’ people of Macau, comprise a mere 5% of the ex-colony’s population. This article offers insight into the cultural, political and structural changes, within the postcolonial context, of Dóci Papiáçam di Macau – the sole theatre group performing in a ‘critically endangered’ creole language: Patuá.

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