Research Papers/Topics in Dramatic/Performing/Theatre Arts

MULTICULTURAL AESTHETICS IN FELIX EGWUDA’S THE PILLARS AND UCHE NWAOZUZU’S THE CANDLES

Abstract This study is a seminal work on the selected plays. It adopts a close reading of the plays to examine the themes of multiculturalism and cultural diversity as aesthetic platforms used individually by the authors to interrogate the roles of ethnic and cultural sentiments in the underdevelopment of the Nigerian nation and how these sentiments continue to challenge efforts at national integration. This paper takes a close look at the creative ingenuity of the authors in terms of t...

Measured Growth in Theatre and Media Arts Department of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria

The Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (DTMA-AAU) took off as Theatre Arts Department in the 1996/1997 academic session as a unit under the Department of English. Since then no historical evaluation or critical study has been carried out on it with regard to quality assurance or service delivery in the areas of teaching, learning and research as a rib of humanistic study. Given such a scenario, certain facts may be lost to history and fundamental ...

Extra-Theatrical Functions of Igbabonelimhin Music and Dance of the Esan

Ceremonial activities abound in traditional African societies whose functions are still very much germane to contemporary milieus in Nigeria and elsewhere. These ceremonies are often accompanied with much music and dance and, of course, music and dance constitute an integral part of masquerade performance. Several studies have been done on Igbabonelimhin as a masquerade performance, especially in relation to its potentiality for geriatric and entertainment purposes. This present ef...

The Imasuen Factor in the Benin Language Video-Film Sector of Nollywood

The phenomenal rise of Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (LOI) as a filmmaker and director in Nollywood and indeed in Africa is worth probing and documenting for posterity of scholars and professionals, especially against the backdrop of his native Benin (Edo) language videofilm industry and tradition, which he has given his gestaltist support so effusively in terms of technical finesse, global exposure, great storylines, actor/talent development and business architecture, among others. Using the interv...

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