By Dele Layiwola
Dele Layiwola, Dapo Adelugba and Sonny Oti hint the beginnings of the college of Drama in 1960, on the collage of Ibadan, Nigeria, the place Martin Banham performed a key and influential position within the development of thriving Nigerian theatre repetoire and simulaneously encouraging the production of a brand new theatre according to conventional Nigerian theatre forms.
This comparative technique is taken up in Dele Layiwola's learn of formality and drama within the context of varied traditions around the globe, whereas Oyin Ogunba offers a lucid photograph of the complicated use of theatre house in Yoruba ritual dramadar
Harsh daily realitites, either actual and political, are graphically tested through Robert McClaren (Zimbabwe) and Oga Steve Abah (Nigeria) who either exhibit striking and alarming hyperlinks among severe genuine studies and theatre construction and function.
The texts of the 2 performs - When Criminals flip Judges by way of Ola Rotimi, The Hand that Feeds the King by Wale Ogunyemi, are through Austin O. Asagba's examine of oral culture and textual content in performs by way of Osofisan and Agbeyegbe, and Frances Harding's research on strength, language, and imagery in Wole Soyinka's plays.
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