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Socio-political Theatre in Nigeria

Distinguished Dissertations

By (author) I.Peter Ukpokodu
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1992
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773499636
ISBN-13: 9780773499638
Barcode No: 9780773499638
Synopsis
This work is a study of Nigerian drama from the eve of independence to the 1980s with supportive materials from Nigeria's socio-political history. It examines the appropriateness and usage of the term "Nigerian Drama" and sets limits on its meaning. It also looks at what influences the Negritude movement and independence had on Nigerian drama, and why it is important to study Nigerian drama of socio-political concern. It examines pre-Colonial Nigeria, the style of politics and electioneering that marked the first Republic, the Marxist phenomenon in drama, the effects of the civil war, and the drama that resulted. It includes play synopses, and biographies of playwrights.

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