Research Papers/Topics in Dramatic/Performing/Theatre Arts

MANAGING THE UNIVERSITY BASED THEATRE; CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS, FUOYE AS A CASE STUDY

ABSTRACTThe aim of this research is to examine the impact of management in FUOYE Theatre and Media Arts department. That is, using the department as a case study to examine the importance of management in the department. Chapter one covers the general introduction which includes the background, purpose, significance and scope of the study, there is also the methodology, limitation of study and definition of terms. Chapter two is the literature review, which is an in depth look into management...

DANCE AS A COMMUNICATION TOOL USING OBITUN AS A CASE STUDY

 ABSTRACTIn recent times, traditional African dance seems to be given less cognizance in the society which is been compounded by high level of attention given to contemporary dance and less attention to African traditional dance. The level of involvement of the youth in African traditional dance is not encouraging, worse still, there is the tendency for this trend to continue in view of ignorance of the uniqueness of our own dance for the present and younger generations. Although there a...

THE EFFECTS OF VISUAL DESIGNS ON AFRICAN EPIC DRAMA A D THEATRE: A STUDY OF LANGBODO PRODUCTION

ABSTRACTVisual designs in the theatre have received different touches from different scholars and theorists. Some theorists made it relevant while some believe that they are less important. This study examines the indispensability of visual designs (costume and make up, set props and light) in the African theatre in relation to Langbodo production as directed by Rasaki Ojo Bak.are. Through participant observation, this study stressed the importance of these visual designs to the African drama...

POLITICAL THEATRE AND CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA: FINDING MEANINGS IN RASAKI OJO BAKARE'S ONCE UPON A TOWER.

 ABSTRACTA persisting trend in Political theatre in Nigeria has remained a careful evaluation and a critical analysis of the vicious Politicking and corruption perpetuated by the Nigerian political elites in the Nigerian polity, questioning the status quo.for a general social change. However, this vicious politicking and corruption has demeaned and maimed the society, thus creating a dichotomy between the oppressor and the exploited. fr is on this note that, Once Upon a Tower is analysed in...

FUNCTIONAL AESTHETICS OF AFRICAN DANCE: A STUDY OF AKOTO DANCE

 ABSTRACTDance as a non material culture can only be perceived and appreciated via the auditor) and sight sense organs. This fact can be said to have reduced the chances of preserving and documenting Akoto dance, as the initiators and pioneers of the dance were non literates. This poses a problem to the later performers of the dance as they are ignorant of the origin of the dance as well as its true functions. Some researchers claim that Akoto dance is a sugar cane occupational dance, wh...

THE EFFECT OF SATIRE IN WALE ADENUGA'S "PAPA AJASCO"

ABSTRACTThis study is a critical appraisal of the effect of satire using Wale Adenuga's PAPA AJASCO. The focus is on the effectiveness of the message in comic films. The study's objective is to identify how to make the message in satirical comic films relevant to the audience. Through content analysis, personality interview and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) the study explores the effect as well as the relevance of satire in comic films. This study observes that a well produced situation c...

TELEVISION FOR CULTURAL LEARNING; A CASE STUDY OF PERE ODE ON EKITl STATE TELEVISION (EKTV)

ABSTRACTTelevision as a means of communication helps in curbing and reducing societal vices. It is also a tool for cultural transformation. The research work investigates the state of cultural decadence and erosion of indigenous culture among indigenes and residents of Ado Ekiti, using cultural norms theory and social responsibility theory. The study discovers that television serves as a tool for cultural propagation, preservation and promotion. It investigated the efficiency of Pere Ode a ta...

INFLUENCE OF TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT ON THE BUYING CHOICE OF SANITARY PAD BY STUDENTS IN ADO EKITI, EKITI STATE

AbstractTelevision advertisement has over the years helped a great deal in the marketing of goods and services. This research work is an analytical study of the influence of television advertisement on the buying choice of ‘Always’ sanitary pad by students in Ado Ekiti,Ekiti state. It explored the questionnaire and interview approaches to gather relevant data. Chapter one defines the background and frame of reference for the project; providing the objectives, significance, statement of th...

SEMIOTICS OF SET DESIGN IN OLA ROTIMI'S "THE GODS ARE NOT TO BLAME" PRODUCTION

ABSTRACTSet design spices up theatrical performances especially as a significant requirement. The contribution of set design to the overall success of performances on stage is inevitable as demonstrated in available literature. In spite of this contribution, set design has been neglected by many theatre practitioners, a problem which has necessitated this study. Therefore, this research looks into the semiotics of set design in the theatrical production of Ola Rotimi 's The Gods Are Not To Bl...

ACTING TECHNIQUES AND ROLE INTERPRETATION BY THENIGERIANACTOR:A CASE STUDY OF KOLA OYEWO

ABSTRACTThe acting profession has been treated with disdain especially within the Nigerian society that makes it appear that the profession does not require active and high standard skill; thus every Tom, Dick and Harry want to venture into it without the required dexterity. It is against this background that this research explores the acting techniques of a successful actor, Kola Oyewo with a view to: investigate the acting career of the Nigeria actor under study; examine the acting techniqu...

AN APPRAISAL OF THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUTHS IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE EKITI

ABSTRACTThe new media otherwise known as the social media is the focus of this study. It is an impact assessment research using the students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti as its study sample. The social media platforms included in this project includes; Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Biogs. Youths, especially undergraduates are the target of the study. The research explores how much quality time youths spend on social media interactions. The method used in carrying out the research ...

ACTOR(S) AS INALIENABLE COMMUNICATOR OF DRAMA: THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRIME Ml JSTER'S SO AS A PARADIGM

ABSTRACTThe tools of an actor are his/her voice and body (and perhaps the mind). And these are what every disciplined actor should continuously work on to improve their productive capacity for proper play interpretation. Many actors especially the amateurs (Greenhorns) seem to do little or nothing about improving these tools due to their over reliance on other theatre paraphernalia such as costume. props, etc for character interpretation. As such they are faced with serious challenges of...

COMMUNICATING WITH COSTUME AND MAKEUP IN NIGERIAN HOME VIDEO FILM. A STUDY OF "EFUNSETAN ANIWURA"

 ABSTRACTThis project focuses on how costume and makeup communicates in Nigerian Home video film using a home video titled EFUNSETAN ANIWURA directed by Tunde Kelani as a case study, how the director uses costume and makeup in communicating the actors characters and the message of the film. This project also focuses on how costume and makeup helped in enhancing visual aesthetics and semiotic of performance. This project also seek to call the attention to effectiveness and importance of c...

CREATIVE DRAMATICS AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCING CHILDREN's PSYCHOLOGICAL AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF C.A.C NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOP

 ABSTRACTIn spite of the introduction of the use of computer, laptop, e-learning, and availability of internet facilities in contemporary education, Primary school pupils specifically still find it difficult to assimilate what the teachers are teaching them; because the modern day teachers stiII continue to operate under the traditional method of teaching without applying any participatory method such as creative dramatics that involves the pupils participation in the classroom teaching ...

FORM AND CONTENT OF BATA DANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE YORUBA PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

ABSTRACTGenerally, indigenous dances have strong influence in our society because of the power such dance entails, these dances are most spectacular and are representative of any art form which calls for the highest participation in African indigenous life. The consistency of studying or practicing indigenous dances, paying attention only to the form without apt attention to the content is a problem that besets indigenous dances in Nigeria. The less attention given to traditional dances in Ni...


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