Research Papers/Topics in Dramatic/Performing/Theatre Arts

Patronage Of Graphic Showbiz: A Comparative Study Of Students And Workers At Osu

ABSTRACTThis study sought to find out the profile of readers of Graphic Showbiz, an arts andentertainment newspaper, especially as it relates to students and workers.Mass media audiences comprise individuals who select the media among otheravailable sources to satisfy specific needs. For this reason one area of mediastudies, which has had a great deal of attention, is newspaper readership.Owing to the large number of subject areas that newspapers cover, it can beunderstood that readership wil...

Music Of The Tabom: Its Cultural Background And Style

ABSTRACTNegotiating identity is a key factor to a people surrounded by many other differences such as other ethnic groups and communities with different orientations. Such is the story of the Tabom who are African slave returnees from Brazil. The music or organised sound related to their existence helps in the creating of their unique identity as it relates to being Ga on one side, and having had contact with the outside world on the other. Agbe, the music of the Tabom is one of the avenues b...

The Brechtian Theatre And The Kwagh-Hir African Production Style: Convergences And Divergences

ABSTRACTThis study is a comparative analysis of Brecht's theory of presentational theatricalproduction with the Tiv Kwagh-hir theatre showing both the similarities and differences.Broadly speaking, both the Brechtian Epic theatre and the Kwagh-hir theatre share thesame approach to production. The Kwagh-hir as paradigm for the African traditionaltheatre shows that from time immemorial productions follow the Brechtian presentationalstyle of production because it is essentially a story telling t...

Public Relations As An Ethnic Conflict Management Mechanism In Nigeria: Problems And Prospects

Abstractleaders and social groups (age grades) individually and collectively engaged in thepractice of public relations.For instance, the communal pe2ce and harmony enjoyed by our forebears wasoccasioned by effective communication through good public relations. The honourand respect accorded traditional rulers and institutions in African societies areattributes of public relations practice. The town crier mode of communication is akinto today's mass media of communication. Traditional rulers ...

Ownership And Editorial Control In The Nigerian Print Media: Case Studies Of, The Daily Times, Daily Trust And Champion Newspapers.

ABSTRACTThis work examines Ownership and Editorial Control in the Nigerian Print Media,using the Daily Times, Daily Trust and Champion newspapers as case studies.Irrespective of Pluralist claim to the contrary, Marxist critical theories of mediaownership and control implies that ownership of the mass media biases its content soas to further the owners' interest in particular and capitalist hegemony in general. TheMarxist critical construct provides the theoretical basis for this research. Ava...

News Viewing Preferences of Audiesnces in The Federal Capital Territory Nigeria; NTA And AIT as Case Studies

ABSTRACT Prior to the de!·eguiation of the broadcast industry in Nigeria in 1992, the broadcast landscape vvas one characterized by monopoly and lack of space for showcasing news that will enable audience to choose according to their preferences. Indeed what was obtainable then \·Vas a situation where every state established and controlled its own broadcast outfit in such a manner that the audience was feft with no alternative. The establishment of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commissio...

Enhancing Theatre Patronage in Nigeria Through Public Relations- A Case Study of Abuja Council of Arts And Council

ABSTRACT Theatre performances in Nigeria have experienced a lot of setbacks in the recent past. The choice for this particular topic is not farfetched. [t is simply an atte1npt to analyse the factors responsible for the low popularity of live theatre performance in Nigeria today. Public Relations as a medium of communication has a significant role 111 mobilizing prospective theatre patrons. The term Public Relations in the context of this work covers the role of town criers, villa...

Feminism in The Works of African Female Playwrights

ABSTRACT Feminism has been discussed in different contexts with diverse categories and implications. Molara Ogundipe-Leslie‘s interpretation of feminism acknowledges the different ways in which it can be understood within the African context. The writings of African women go a long way to reflect the true identity of the African woman and her conditions. Tsitsi Dangarembga and Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh are two such African women writers, some of whose works truly tell the situation o...

THE BRECHTIAN THEATRE AND THE KWAGH-HIR AFRICAN PRODUCTION STYLE: CONVERGENCES AND DIVERGENCES

This study is a comparative analysis of Brecht's theory of presentational theatrical production with the Tiv Kwagh-hir theatre showing both the similarities and differences. Broadly speaking, both the Brechtian Epic theatre and the Kwagh-hir theatre share the same approach to production. The Kwagh-hir as paradigm for the African traditional theatre shows that from time immemorial productions follow the Brechtian presentational style of production because it is essenti...