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 function within the progress of thriving Nigerian theatre repetoire and simulaneously encouraging the construction of a brand new theatre in keeping with conventional Nigerian theatre forms.
This comparative technique is taken up in Dele Layiwola's learn of formality and drama within the context of assorted traditions around the globe, whereas Oyin Ogunba offers a lucid photo of the complicated use of theatre area in Yoruba ritual dramadar
Harsh daily realitites, either actual and political, are graphically tested by means of Robert McClaren (Zimbabwe) and Oga Steve Abah (Nigeria) who either express spectacular and alarming hyperlinks among severe genuine reports 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 learn of oral culture and textual content in performs by means of Osofisan and Agbeyegbe, and Frances Harding's research on strength, 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