This book explains the connections between traditional performance (e.g. masked dances, prophecy, praise recitations), contemporary theatre (Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Tess Onwueme, Femi Osofisan, and Stella Oyedepo) , and the political sphere in the context of the Yorùbá people in Nigeria.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Glenn Odom is Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton, UK. His previous publications include articles in journals such as Comparative Drama, Comparative Literature, TDR (The Drama Review) and Studies in English Literature.
Table of Contents1. Performance and Ìfægbôntáayé«e: Genre, Knowledge, and Politics
2. A Critique of Yorùbá Judgment: Individual Authority, Community Creation, and the Embodiment of À«÷
3. What Matter Who Dances: Self-fashioning, (non)Subjects, and the Nation
4. No Victor, no Vanquished, no Past: Ola Rotimi, Yakubu Gowon, Sani Abacha, and ' 'The End of Nigerian History ' '
5. Values beyond Ethics: From Stella Dia Oyedepo to Tess Onwueme
6. Conclusions: Civil Governance and the Politics of Yorùbá Theatre