Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Igbo Masquerade Performance and the Problem of Alien Intervention: Transition from Cult to Theatre
Author:Nwabueze, P. Emeka
Year:1984
Periodical:Ufahamu
Volume:14
Issue:1
Pages:74-92
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Igbo
masquerades
Architecture and the Arts
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:This paper seeks to examine the various situations that caused the aesthetics and performance methods of Igbo festival masquerade performances to change from ritual to entertainment. It also seeks to show how these changes caused the masquerade rituals to be stripped of their mythic, religious, and social components leaving behind the carcass of Igbo ritual good only for entertainment. Finally, this paper seeks to establish that the shift to entertainment led to the establishment of professional groups and the professionalization of the masquerade performances in Igbo villages. Notes.
Views

Cover