Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama

Publisher: Ibidem Press Release date: 2016-09-27
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Nadia Anwar analyzes select post-independence Nigerian dramas through the conceptual framework of metatheater, a strategy that breaks dramatic illusion to foreground the process of play making. Anwar argues that distancing, as a function of metatheater, fosters a balanced theatrical environment by allowing the emotive and cognitive aspects of reception to dominate the theatergoing experience. She draws on Bertolt Brecht, Thomas J. Scheff, and other theoreticians to critique plays by Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Femi Osofisan, Esiaba Irobi, and Stella 'Dia Oyedepo.

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Genre: Africa

Collection: Ibidem Press

Type: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783838268422

Additional Information

Genre: Africa

Collection: Ibidem Press

Type: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 9783838268422

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