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Title:Women in Nigerian theatre
Editors:Udengwu, NgoziISNI
Ukaegbu, VictorISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:African Performance Review (ISSN 1753-5964)
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:128
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:African Theatre Association
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:theatre
drama
women
writers
gender
About persons:Babafemi Adeyimi Osofisan (1946-)
Zaynab Alkali (1950-)ISNI
Tess Akaeke Onwueme (1955-)ISNI
Irene Isoken Salami-AgunloyeISNI
Tracie Chima Utoh-Ezeajugh
Abstract:This special issue of 'African Performance Review' deals with women in Nigerian theatre, both as playwrights and directors, and as subjects in Nigerian drama. It highlights the changing roles of women in Nigerian society as represented in theatre and drama. Contributions: Introduction: Whose theatre? Women in Nigeria theatre (Ngozi Udengwu & Victor Ukaegbu); Performing freedom: strategies of gender balancing in modern African writing (Osita C. Ezenwanebe); Femi-nism: woman as narrative ligament in Femi Osofisan's plays (Ndubuisi Nnanna); Non-literary mode of communicating gender differences in Igbo plays (Enyinnaya Samuel Ikeokwu); The paradox of gender discourse in rural-urban spaces of postcolonial Northern Nigeria: the case of Zaynab Alkali's 'The initiates' (Abubakar Aliyu Liman); Nigerian female playwrights and the evolution of a literary style: gendered discourse in the plays of Onwueme, Salami- Agunloye and Utoh-Ezeajugh (Tracie Chima Utoh- Ezeajugh); To sack a city or to breach a woman's chastity: Euripides' 'Trojan women' and Osofisan's 'Women of Owu' (Olakunbi O. Olasope). Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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