By Dele Layiwola
Dele Layiwola, Dapo Adelugba and Sonny Oti hint the beginnings of the varsity of Drama in 1960, on the college 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 process is taken up in Dele Layiwola's examine of formality and drama within the context of varied traditions world wide, whereas Oyin Ogunba provides a lucid photograph of the advanced 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 incredible and alarming hyperlinks among severe genuine stories 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 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 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