By Osita Okagbue
African Theatres & Performances seems at 4 particular functionality varieties in Africa and makes use of this to question the tendency to hire western frames of connection with examine and take pleasure in theatrical functionality. The booklet examines:
- masquerade theatre in japanese 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 every one is made, who it's made by means of and for, and considers the connection among maker and viewer and the social features of functionality and theatre in African societies. The discussions are in keeping with first-hand remark and interviews with performers and spectators.
African Theatres & Performances provides a desirable account of those practices, conscientiously tracing the ways that performances and theatres are designated and expressive in their cultural context.
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