The drama of Ahmed Yerima : studies in Nigerian theatre

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The drama of Ahmed Yerima : studies in Nigerian theatre

Title: The drama of Ahmed Yerima : studies in Nigerian theatre
Author: Julius-Adeoye, ‘Rantimi Jays
Publisher: Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), Faculty of the Humanitas, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2013-05-08
Keywords: Ahmed Yerima
Historical realism
Generational stratification
Literary drama
Nigerian Theatre
Religious realism
Social realism
Socio-political Contextualization
Abstract: The Drama of Ahmed Yerima. Studies in Nigerian Theatre gives a detailed development of Nigerian theatre from its ritualistic nature in the 16th Century up to the literary form of the 21st century. It looks at the trajectory movement of the theatre through television to cinema and video film/Nollywood. It explores the aesthetics, thematic preoccupation, recurrent ideologies, language, style and the relevance of the plays of Ahmed Parker Yerima to African socio-cultural milieu from socio-political contextualization point of view. It also reveals how Ahmed Yerima has allowed ideology and style to merge with dramatic technique, and at the same time speaking against various Nigerian governments’ anti-people policies. For emphasis, the work interrogates Yerima’s plays written in the tail end of military regime in Nigeria as well as in the nascent democratic rule (1997-2011). Ahmed Yerima firmly establishes his prese nce on the Nigerian stage during these periods with a succession of theatrical outputs and productions. In selecting the plays analyzed, special emphasis is placed on those works that have political and social relevance to the contemporary Nigerian society
Description: Promotor: E.J. van Alphen, Co-promotor: D. Merolla
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Julius-Adeoye, ‘R.J., 2013, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789090275789

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