By Dele Layiwola

during this vigorous and sundry tribute to Martin Banham, Layiwola has assembled serious commentaries and performs which concentration totally on Nigerian theatre - either conventional and modern.
Dele Layiwola, Dapo Adelugba and Sonny Oti hint the beginnings of the college of Drama in 1960, on the college of Ibadan, Nigeria, the place Martin Banham performed a key and influential position within the development of thriving Nigerian theatre repetoire and simulaneously encouraging the production of a brand new theatre in response to conventional Nigerian theatre forms.
This comparative procedure is taken up in Dele Layiwola's learn of formality and drama within the context of assorted traditions around the world, whereas Oyin Ogunba provides a lucid photograph of the complicated use of theatre area in Yoruba ritual dramadar
drama.
Harsh daily realitites, either actual and political, are graphically tested via Robert McClaren (Zimbabwe) and Oga Steve Abah (Nigeria) who either exhibit staggering and alarming hyperlinks among severe real 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 through Osofisan and Agbeyegbe, and Frances Harding's examine on energy, language, and imagery in Wole Soyinka's plays.

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