THE PLACE OF SEMIOTICS IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN DANCE: A STUDY OF NNAMDI AZKIWE UNIVERSITY THEATRE’S “HARVEST OF GOOD WILL” AND JIGAWA STATE’S “FARMERS’ DANCE”.

THE PLACE OF SEMIOTICS IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN DANCE: A STUDY OF NNAMDI AZKIWE UNIVERSITY THEATRE’S “HARVEST OF GOOD WILL” AND JIGAWA STATE’S “FARMERS’ DANCE”. ABSTRACT Contemporary Nigerian dances are as diversified as the culture from which they emerge. This project is an exploration of the use of semiotics in contemporary Nigerian dance. Contemporary Nigerian dance …

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CHANGING FACES OF TRAGEDY IN THE CLASSICAL, RENAISSANCE AND MODERN PERIODS

CHANGING FACES OF TRAGEDY IN THE CLASSICAL, RENAISSANCE AND MODERN PERIODS ABSTRACT The framework of this research falls on its search to draw a comparative analysis of the concept and characteristics of Classical, Renaissance and Modern tragedies. The tragic conception from the time of the Greeks to the present has undergone a metamorphosis in definitions …

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CONCEPT AND ESSENCE OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN RELATION TO AFRICAN WORLDVIEW, A STUDY OF CLARK’S OZIDI AND SOYINKA’S DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN

CONCEPT AND ESSENCE OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN RELATION TO AFRICAN WORLDVIEW, A STUDY OF CLARK’S OZIDI AND SOYINKA’S DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN ABSTRACT African cosmology and worldview are sine qua non to the people of Africa, their ways of life, their ethos, aspirations, essence and their relationship with the supernatural powers. Some of the …

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DIALECTAL VARIATIONAL AESTHETICS AND LANGUAGE USE IN SELECTED PLAYS OF WOLE SOYINKA

DIALECTAL VARIATIONAL AESTHETICS AND LANGUAGE USE IN SELECTED PLAYS OF WOLE SOYINKA ABSTRACT Wole Soyinka’s literary works have received a lot of critical attention in Literary Circles particularly with regards to his obscure use of the English Language. Also associated with this is his apparent sytaxtic complexities which make most of his works incompressible. However …

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ECOCINEMA AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY A STUDY OF ERIN BROCKOVICH AND MOOLAADÉ

ECOCINEMA AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY A STUDY OF ERIN BROCKOVICH AND MOOLAADÉ ABSTRACT Environmental degradation often tends to become irreversible and imposes damaging costs on the economy resulting in output and human losses, loss of labour productivity from ill- health and loss of crop output. The ecological and social costs of such unrestrained pollution and …

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EFFECTS OF PAY TELEVISION ON NIGERIAN INDIGENOUS CULTURE A STUDY OF NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA.

EFFECTS OF PAY TELEVISION ON NIGERIAN INDIGENOUS CULTURE A STUDY OF NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA. ABSTRACT The moving of African from primitive to computer age has imposed a great threat on our indigenous culture thereby creating a threat on our identity. As a result of exposure to Pay Television, the traditional culture of Nsukka people …

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HEGELIAN DIALECTIC STRUCTURES IN SELECTED PLAYS OF EMEKA NWABUEZE

HEGELIAN DIALECTIC STRUCTURES IN SELECTED PLAYS OF EMEKA NWABUEZE ABSTRACT The trend of the critical corpus on Emeka Nwabueze’s plays reveals a progression towards truncated scholarship as opinions on them are mostly stereotypical, neglecting the philosophical issues that provide an insight into their universal value. There is need for a fresh insight on the plays …

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HYBRIDIZATION, SOCIAL-DARWINISM, AND INSECURITY IN NIGERIA A STUDY OF SELECTED PLAYS BY SOYINKA, OSOFISAN, AND UMUKO.

HYBRIDIZATION, SOCIAL-DARWINISM, AND INSECURITY IN NIGERIA A STUDY OF SELECTED PLAYS BY SOYINKA, OSOFISAN, AND UMUKO. ABSTRACT This work highlights the need to identify the causes of, and tackle the overbearing violence that engulfs Nigeria as a result of socio-political and ethno-religious crises. It is an analytical study of the extent in which hybridity and …

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ISSUES OF AUTEURSHIP IN PRODUCTIONS A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STAGE AND FILM PRODUCTIONS

ISSUES OF AUTEURSHIP IN PRODUCTIONS A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STAGE AND FILM PRODUCTIONS ABSTRACT Based on the dimension of application and operational framework of the concept of auteurship, auteur directors in stage and film productions believe in the supposition of taking control and close monitoring of all aspects of a production in order to achieve …

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NATIONAL CINEMA AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA A PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY OF SELECTED NIGERIAN VIDEO FILMS.

NATIONAL CINEMA AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA A PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY OF SELECTED NIGERIAN VIDEO FILMS. ABSTRACT ………………. On the other hand, Jacques Lacarn believes that the unconscious greatly affects our conscious behaviour. Unlike Freud, who pictures the unconscious as a chaotic, unstructured, bubbling cauldron of dark passions, hidden desires, and suppressed wishes, Lacan asserts that …

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NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS REPORTAGE OF THEATRE PERFORMANCES (2014-2016) PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS REPORTAGE OF THEATRE PERFORMANCES (2014-2016) PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS ABSTRACT Notwithstanding that the 21st century is an information age, dramatic stage performance is not getting all the publicity that would make it more attractive, bring attention to it, make it alluring and reposition theatre arts in the league of major entertainment events in the …

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PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS IN FILM PRODUCTION A CRITIQUE OF TECHNICAL AND AESTHETIC ELEMENTS IN SELECTED NOLLYWOOD FILMS

PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS IN FILM PRODUCTION A CRITIQUE OF TECHNICAL AND AESTHETIC ELEMENTS IN SELECTED NOLLYWOOD FILMS ABSTRACT What is generally known today as Nollywood industry began around 1992 when Kenneth Nnebue shot Living in Bondage. The industry has since passed through a series of revolution with recognisable growth in output. Today it has grown …

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THE CONCEPT OF AUTOCRATIC AND DESPOTIC LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA A STUDY OF A PLAY OF GIANTS, WHO IS AFRAID OF SOLARIN AND FOREST OF PALM TREES.

THE CONCEPT OF AUTOCRATIC AND DESPOTIC LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA A STUDY OF A PLAY OF GIANTS, WHO IS AFRAID OF SOLARIN AND FOREST OF PALM TREES. ABSTRACT Leadership and governance are among the most observed and least understood phenomenon on earth. A call for a focus on leadership and governance is timely, important and no …

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UKWUANI FOLK MEDIA PERFORMANCES THE RECAPITULATION OF THE PEOPLE’S WORLDVIEW

UKWUANI FOLK MEDIA PERFORMANCES THE RECAPITULATION OF THE PEOPLE’S WORLDVIEW ABSTRACT Traditional media refer to conventional means of mass communication as practised by various communities and cultures from ancient times. Folk media draw upon the people’s past, present and future and cover a wide range of traditional channels; storey telling, folklore, folktale, song, festivals, dance …

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