By Osita Okagbue
African Theatres & Performances seems at 4 particular functionality types in Africa and makes use of this to question the tendency to hire western frames of connection with study and savour theatrical functionality. The e-book examines:
- masquerade theatre in jap Nigeria
- the trance and ownership ritual theatre of the Hausa of Northern Nigeria
- the musical and oral culture of the Mandinka of Senegal
- comedy and satire of the Bamana in Mali.
Osita Okagbue describes every one functionality intimately and discusses how each one is made, who it really is made via and for, and considers the connection among maker and viewer and the social features of functionality and theatre in African societies. The discussions are according to first-hand remark and interviews with performers and spectators.
African Theatres & Performances supplies a desirable account of those practices, conscientiously tracing the ways that performances and theatres are distinctive and expressive in their cultural context.
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