Mobile textbook download Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama: A Functional Approach to Metatheatre Nadia Anwar

Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama: A Functional Approach to Metatheatre

Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama: A Functional Approach to Metatheatre

by Nadia Anwar

Publisher: ibidem Press
ISBN: 9783838208626
Pages: 250
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2020-09-25
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Nadia Anwar analyzes select post-independence Nigerian dramas through the conceptual framework of metatheater, a strategy that breaks dramatic illusion to foreground the process of play making. Anwar argues that distancing, as a function of metatheater, fosters a balanced theatrical environment by allowing the emotive and cognitive aspects of reception to dominate the theatergoing experience. She draws on Bertolt Brecht, Thomas J. Scheff, and other theoreticians to critique plays by Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Femi Osofisan, Esiaba Irobi, and Stella 'Dia Oyedepo. ibidem Press