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Nigerian playwright, considered Africa's greatest living playwright; writes about African mythology; won a Nobel Prize for "Dance of the Forest"
the name for the curtain in some ancient Indian plays, proving the influence of the Western world
Bravely Fought the Queen
written by Mahesh Dattani, play about the clash of Indian tradition with modern times
shogun named Yoshimitsu started the Noh theatre form by inviting ritual performers to perform in his palace
according to Shinto ritual, deities descended to earth via one of these; symbolizes eternal life
Munira al-Mahdiyyah became one of the first women to appear onstage; went on to become first female artistic director
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