Yorùbá Performance, Theatre and Politics

Staging Resistance

  • Glenn Odom

About this book

Introduction

This book explains the connections between traditional performance (e.g. masked dances, prophecy, praise recitations), contemporary theatre (Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Tess Onwueme, Femi Osofisan, and Stella Oyedepo) , and the political sphere in the context of the Yorùbá people in Nigeria.

Keywords

Yorùbá performance African performance International performance critique dance history individual Maske nation performance politics resistance subject theatre tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Glenn Odom
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RoehamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137492791
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Theatre & Performance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-58131-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49279-1
  • About this book