Research Papers/Topics in Dramatic/Performing/Theatre Arts

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 ...