Yoruba Ritual: Performers, Play, Agency
Yoruba Ritual: Performers, Play, Agency

Yoruba Ritual: Performers, Play, Agency

by Margaret Thompson Drewal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253112736
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 03/22/1992
Series: African Systems of Thought
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

MARGARET THOMPSON DREWAL is Associate Professor of Performance Studies at
Northwestern University. A performance theorist specializing in cultural studies,
she is co-author (with Henry John Drewal) of Gelede: Art and Female Power among the
Yoruba.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
A Companion Video
Reader's Road
Map
Acknowledgments
1. Theory and Method in the Study of Ritual
Performance
2. Yoruba Play and the Tranformation of Ritual
3. The
Ontological Journey
4. New Beginnings
5. Establishing the
Self
6. Ritual Play about Play: Performing Miracles in Honor of the
Ancestors
7. The Collective in Conflict, or, the Play of
Personalities
8. From Militarism to Dandyism: The Shaping of
Performance
9. Reinventing Ritual: The Imewuro Annual Rally
10.
Gender Play
Envoi
Glossary
Notes
Sources
Cited
Index

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