By Dele Layiwola
Dele Layiwola, Dapo Adelugba and Sonny Oti hint the beginnings of the college of Drama in 1960, on the college of Ibadan, Nigeria, the place Martin Banham performed a key and influential position within the progress of thriving Nigerian theatre repetoire and simulaneously encouraging the construction of a brand new theatre in accordance with conventional Nigerian theatre forms.
This comparative technique is taken up in Dele Layiwola's examine of formality and drama within the context of assorted traditions around the world, whereas Oyin Ogunba provides a lucid photo of the advanced use of theatre area in Yoruba ritual dramadar
Harsh daily realitites, either actual and political, are graphically proven by means of Robert McClaren (Zimbabwe) and Oga Steve Abah (Nigeria) who either express striking and alarming hyperlinks among severe real stories and theatre production and function.
The texts of the 2 performs - When Criminals flip Judges by means of Ola Rotimi, The Hand that Feeds the King by Wale Ogunyemi, are via Austin O. Asagba's examine of oral culture and textual content in performs via Osofisan and Agbeyegbe, and Frances Harding's learn on energy, language, and imagery in Wole Soyinka's plays.
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African Theatre in Performance: A Festschrift in Honour of Martin Banham (Contemporary Theatre Studies) by Dele Layiwola