0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism

Buy Now

Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama - A Functional Approach to Metatheatre (Paperback) Loot Price: R470
Discovery Miles 4 700
You Save: R599 (56%)
Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama - A Functional Approach to Metatheatre (Paperback): Nadia Anwar

Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama - A Functional Approach to Metatheatre (Paperback)

Nadia Anwar; Series edited by Chris Ringrose

 (sign in to rate)
List price R1,069 Loot Price R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 You Save R599 (56%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

Nadia Anwar presents a compelling reading framework for the study and analysis of selected post-independence Nigerian dramas, using the conceptual parameters of metatheatre, a theatrical strategy which foregrounds the process of play-making by breaking the dramatic illusion. She argues that distancing, as a function of metatheatre, creates a balanced theatrical experience and environment in terms of the emotive and cognitive levels of reception of a particular performance. Anwar's book is the first in-depth study of the concept of metatheatre with reference to Nigerian drama including Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman (1975) and King Baabu (2002), Ola Rotimi's Kurunmi (1971) and Hopes of the Living Dead (1988), Femi Osofisan's The Chattering and the Song (1977) and Women of Owu (2006), Esiaba Irobi's Hangmen Also Die (1989), and Stella 'Dia Oyedepo's A Play That Was Never to Be (1998). The perspectives of Bertolt Brecht (1936), Thomas J Scheff (1963), and other theoreticians of dramatic distancing and metatheatre are used in the analyses and, where required, challenged through appropriate contextual and theoretical adjustments. The book is the first attempt to illustrate how Brechtian approach to the display and generation of emotions can be revised through Scheff's model of emotional balance.

General

Imprint: Ibidem-Verlag, Jessica Haunschild U Christian Schon
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: July 2016
Authors: Nadia Anwar
Series editors: Chris Ringrose
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-3-8382-0842-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > General
LSN: 3-8382-0842-0
Barcode: 9783838208428

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners