By Dele Layiwola
Dele Layiwola, Dapo Adelugba and Sonny Oti hint the beginnings of the college of Drama in 1960, on the collage of Ibadan, Nigeria, the place Martin Banham performed a key and influential function within the development of thriving Nigerian theatre repetoire and simulaneously encouraging the construction of a brand new theatre in accordance with conventional Nigerian theatre forms.
This comparative technique is taken up in Dele Layiwola's learn of formality and drama within the context of assorted traditions all over the world, whereas Oyin Ogunba provides a lucid photograph of the advanced use of theatre house in Yoruba ritual dramadar
Harsh daily realitites, either actual and political, are graphically established by means of Robert McClaren (Zimbabwe) and Oga Steve Abah (Nigeria) who either exhibit dazzling and alarming hyperlinks among severe genuine reports and theatre production and function.
The texts of the 2 performs - When Criminals flip Judges by means of Ola Rotimi, The Hand that Feeds the King by Wale Ogunyemi, are by way of Austin O. Asagba's examine of oral culture and textual content in performs via Osofisan and Agbeyegbe, and Frances Harding's learn on energy, language, and imagery in Wole Soyinka's plays.
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