Research Papers/Topics in Dramatic/Performing/Theatre Arts

THE RELEVANCE OF SOUND AND VISUAL AESTHETICS IN PLAY PRODUCTION: A CASE STUDY OF “PRIZED CHICKENS ARE NOT TASTY” BY SAINT GBILEKAA

ABSTRACT  This research work has examined the importance of Sound and Visual aesthetics especially in theatrical productions. It draws the attention of directors to the meaning of Sound and Visual aesthetic in play production in determining the mood of the audience, the beauty and success of the play knowing fully well that the audience have to be involved, if effective communication must be achieved. This research is important especially in the area of re-engineering live theatre patron...

Conflict analysis of the traditional and Western culture a case study of Wole soyinka "Death and the king's horseman

CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDYThis paper is set to address the conflict between traditional and western culture by analyzing Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman. Culture as a concept has various definitions by scholars and critics in which they gave their view about culture. The excellent definition of culture was provided by the 19th-century English anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor in the first paragraph of his work, edified Primitive Culture (1871): “Cultu...

DECEIT AND INFIDELITY IN FEMI OSOFISANS MIDNIGHT HOTEL AND FIDDLERS ON A MIDNIG

ABSTRACTThis research examines the concept of deceit and infidelity, the main purpose is to create happy homes by revealing the already known facts about these two concepts; "infidelity and deceit" and brings to our knowledge several hidden facts. It examines two plays; ‘’ Midnight Hotel and Fiddlers On A Midnight Lark’’ by Femi Osofisan, the plays  satirizes the middle class and the political elite who lead morally decadent lives in a climate of a political rascality, the plays ...

Despotism, Ritual Sacrifice and the Unconscious

CHAPTER ONE  INTRODUCTION Literary criticismstartedwiththeGreeks.Aristotle'spoeticsismostlydevotedto drama.Thinkingofliteraturefromastandpointofanartisticorrealisticdepiction ofreality,thenliterarycriticism andliterarytheoryisthestudyofhow we interpretliteraryrepresentationsofreality.Beitfiction and poetry,literary criticism isthestudyoftherepresentationofdifferentworlds.Mosttimes, medievalandclassicalcriticism hadfocusedonreligioustexts,andthediverse longreligioustraditionso...

Gender Dimensions of war: a study of Femi Osofisan's Women of owu

ABSTRACT The gender dimensions of war and in Nigeria is perniciously depicting a devastating trend asare the challenges faced in understanding the gendered dimensions of suffering and shock that isinvolved, as war is invariably pervading lives and every aspect of society. The costs have beenevident as wars are often characterized by large scale displacement, economic loss and death.Evidently in the environment is the disturbing level of psychological bereft and disillusionmentwhich war unl...

The Imperative of socio-political satire in Femi Osofisan's Many Colours Makes Thunder King

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page - - - - - - - - iDeclaration - - - - - - - - iiCertification - - - - - - - - iiiAcknowledgement - - - - - - - iv Dedication - - - - - - - vTable of content - - - - - - - viAbstract   - - - - - - - - viiCHAPTER 1INTRODUCTION1.1 Background of the study - - - - - - 11.2 Statement of the problem - - - - - - 21.3 Aim and Objectives - - - - - - 41.4 Significance of the study - - - - - - 41.5 Scope of the study - - - - - - - 5CHAPTER 2LITRATURE REVIEW2.1 T...

EFFECTS OF TONES ON THE SEGMENTAL AND SUPRA-SEGMENTAL FEATURES OF TIV

Tones are a central part of any tone language. The culture of every society or group is imbibed in the language spoken by such a community or group. This research work looks at the influence of tones on the features of Tiv language. The main objective of this research is to look at the effects of tones on the segmental and supra-segmental features of Tivlanguge. The researcher in this work strives to define the concept of tone(s), and reveals the salient features and relatio...

THE CONTRIBUTION OF FOLKISM TO MEANINGFUL THEMATIC EXPLORATION IN NIGERIAN PLAYWRITING

Over the decades, Nigerian playwrights have written plays devoid of folk materials such as myths, legends, folktales, folksongs, folkdances and other indigenous materials that can contribute effectively to the relevance of themes explored in Nigerian playwriting. In this direction, the study examines Sam Ukala’s theory of Folkism as it relates to playwriting in Nigeria. In doing this, content analysis was applied for its methodology. In the process, literary research instruments were used f...

THE ROLE OF A FILM-MAKER IN SUSTAINING CULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY-A CASE STUDY OF - KUNLE AFOLAYAN.-OCTOBER 1- FEATURE FILM

THE ROLE OF A FILM-MAKER IN SUSTAINING CULTURE & DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY: A CASE STUDY OF “OCTOBER 1” FEATURE FILM BY KUNLE AFOLAYAN.BYABDULQADIR, HUSSAIN ZAGURU(P14ARTP7006)A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE POST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE CONDITIONS FOR THE AWARD OF POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONDEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS,AHMADU BELLO ...

Women as an Agent of Peace in Ahmed Yerima's Little Drops and Aristophanes' Lysistrata

ABSTRACTThis study is titled “Women as Agents of Peace in Ahmed Yerima’s Little Drops and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata”. The study deals with how women overtime have come to the world’s rescue by ensuring that peace reigns supreme in the society. The researcher will approach this project by analysing Ahmed Yerima’s Little Drops and Aristophanes’ Lysisrata where female characters are used to bring about transformation in their different conflicting societies. The researcher will be u...

REVOLUTIONARY ETHOS IN BODE SOWANDE'S FARWELL TO BABYLON AND CIRCUS OF FREEDOM SQUARE.

ABSTRACTOf the factors which influence and determine the contents and messages of drama, the society from which that drama emanates is of great significance. The ineffectiveness and inadequacies that constitute the social and political setting of the present day Africa and which hinder human and societal growth engendered the writing of plays which advocate and call for immediate change of African social political system and positive transformation of the continent's social, economic and poli...

Costume and makeup as a vital tool for cultural and tourism promotion and preservation in Nigeria.

Costume and makeup is an interpretative tool in drama that enhances, describe the actor’s appearance during a performance. The use of costume and makeup is dictated by the directorial concept. Choices of costumes are usually to add aesthetic value to the actor’s role. The role of the costume is to design characters. Usually, the costumes are designed to denote characters occupation, mood, status, religion and political traits. When costumes are designed, designers bear in mind the aesthet...

The impact of music on television commercial

1. Introduction 42. Theoretical Framework 2.1. Television Commercials 82.2. Attitude 102.3. Different Types of Commercial Background Music 112.4. Elaboration Likelihood Model and Theory of Musical Fit 123. Problem Statement3.1. Research Question and Sub-Questions 183.2. Purpose and Relevance of the Research 194. Methodology 205. Literature Review and Analysis 5.1. General Consumer Attitudes Towards Television Commercials 215.2. Influence of Background Music in TV Commercial on Consumers’ 23...

Costume and make-up as variable tools for cultural promotion and tourism. A study of Nigerian home videos

The study focuses on the use of costume and make-up as variable tools for promoting culture and tourism, a case study of Nigerian home videos. It is believed that people have only one function and importance of the home videos as a means of entertainment and relaxation. The study looked at another importance of home videos in promoting our culture and tourism. It aimed at enlightening the public on the role the home videos in transmitting our cultural values as well as serving as ...

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