By Osita Okagbue
African Theatres & Performances seems to be at 4 particular functionality varieties in Africa and makes use of this to question the tendency to hire western frames of connection with study and relish theatrical functionality. The publication 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 each one functionality intimately and discusses how each one is made, who it's made through and for, and considers the connection among maker and viewer and the social capabilities of functionality and theatre in African societies. The discussions are in keeping with first-hand statement and interviews with performers and spectators.
African Theatres & Performances provides a desirable account of those practices, rigorously tracing the ways that performances and theatres are particular and expressive in their cultural context.
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