ISBN 9789783626652
Pages 136
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2001
Publisher Humanities Publishers, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Issues in African Theatre

edited by Ola Rotimi

A project of the Department of Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, which was founded by the late Ola Rotimi, one of Africa's finest dramatists, author of over a dozen play, theatre director, and Professor of Dramatic Arts. This collection of papers is the result of the dramatist's final creative years, and includes contributions from Rotimi himself as well as others from his department both from the older and younger generations.

The essays are entitled: Attainment of Discovery: Efua Sutherland and the Evolution of Modern African Drama; Development of the Theatre of Radical Poetics in Nigeria; 'Each One Tell One'; Language as Praxis in Ola Rotimi and Ngugi wa Thiong'o; Sowande's Revolutionary Socio- Aesthetic Ideal; The Hidden Pursuaders: Nigerian Tele-Drama and Propaganda; The Performer and the Nigerian Copyright Act; The African Operetta: An Overview of Adam Fibersima's 'Edi Ke Marina'; and In Search of Community Theatre Audience.

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About the Editor

Ola Rotimi

The late Ola Rotimi is one of Nigeria's most well known playwright and Professor of Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University.

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