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					CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AfTA 2007 Critical Perspectives on African Theatre and Performance
Ben Pimlott Building/George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Function Chair

Name
Dr. Esiaba Irobi Robert Gordon Chikwendu Anyanwu

Title of Paper

1

Processes of Theatre

Speaker 1 Speaker 2

Speaker 3 Speaker 4

Babafemi Babatope Chikukuango CuximaZwa

African Fugard in Performance The Challenges of Staging a Novel in Igbo land: A Review of a Stage Adaptation of Chinua Achebe‟s A Man of the People Muse, Mood and Creativity; A Search for “Dramatic” Inspiration Angola: Body Painting in Britain, a Contemporary Cultural Identity

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Theme

Function Chair
Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4

Name

Title of Paper

2

Dance

Dr Victor Ukaegbu Gladys Akunna Dance as Mental Therapeutic in the African Experience: Beyond the Speculation Jeleel Ojuade Dance Aesthetics in Theatrical Performance(s) in Africa: The Nigerian Perspective Gbenga Windapo Theatre and Performance Processes: The Dynamics of Sato Dance Christian Nwaru Dance as a Signifying Practice: A Study of Omenimo

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Theme

Function Chair

Name

Title of Paper

3

Theatre Practice: Professional/ Amateur

Speaker 1

Greg Mbajiorgu

Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4

Solomon Iguanre Patrick-Jude Oteh Cornelius Onyekaba

Towards the Development of the Solo Theatrical SubGenre in Nigeria: A Critical Examination of its Major Handicaps Laffomania: Phenomenal Vaudeville Chariot Without Riders – A Performance Exegesis The Changing Trends in Theatre Troupe Management in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of Fezi Productions and Crown Troupe of Africa

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Speaker 1

Name

Title of Paper

4

Theatre and the University

Speaker 2 Speaker 3

Speaker 4

Professor Mabel Evwierhoma Duro Oni Theatre Training in the Nigerian University System: A Critical Assessment of Design and Technology Courses Christopher Anyokwu The University as Metaphor of Histrionic Drought: The Nigerian Experience Hope Eghagha Audience Participation or Performance Distortion? A Period Study of University of Lagos Theatre Audience Molinta Enendu Performance Equipment Installations and Resources in Nigeria Theatre Houses

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Theme

Function Chair
Speaker 1

Name
Professor Duro Oni George Seremba Bisi Adigun

Title of Paper
Myth, Mythopoeia and Robert Serumaga‟s Majangwa The Vulture and the Ape Are Not Unequal: Soyinka as the Archetypal Contemporary Intercultural Dramatist A World in Drama

5

Literary Drama Speaker 2 and Theatre
Speaker 3 Speaker 4

Reginald Ofodile

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Theme

Function Chair

Name
Mr. Jeleel Ojuade Dennis Eluyefa Grace Uche Hassan and Regina Kwakye-Opong Peter Emeka Aniago

Title of Paper
The Concept of “Alarinjo” in Yoruba Theatre Costume and Makeup as Medium for Cultural expression in Stage performance The Context of Deep and Dark Play in Vicious Cultural Performances in Africa: Focus on Fulani Sharo and Igbo Ipia Agba Masquerade as the Theatre That Unites the Igbo

6

Indigenous Theatre and Performance

Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3

Speaker 4 Speaker 5

Ndu F. Anike

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Theme

Function Chair

Name
Dr. Jumai Ewu Andrew Princz Mabel I. E. Evwierhoma Hameed O. Lawal Ubong S. Nda Victor Ladan

Title of Paper

7

Theatre for Development/ Uses of Theatre

Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5

Theatre and Performance as Image-building Tools for Africa The Female Ethos and Development Paradigms in Nigerian Theatre Performance African Ethos in Community Theatre Theatre and Development in Africa: A Study on Media Social Responsibility Transcribing the Lexicon of “Culture of Silence” in Theatre for Development: Lessons from Enula TfD Project among Abanyole Community of Western Kenya

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Theme

Function Chair

Name
Dr. Osita Okagbue Kehinde Adeniyi Denis Muebake

Title of Paper

8

Theatre Training

Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4

Towards a Professional Excellence in Theatre Practice in Africa: The Nigerian Experience Theatre and English Language in Equatorial Guinea

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Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3 Speaker 4 Speaker 5

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Title of Paper

9

Theatre Criticism and Scholarship

Professor Robert Gordon Sam Kasule Simbawo Akati: Changing Concepts of Popular Music Theatre and Performance in Uganda Ismaila R. Adedoyin Theatre Critics and Theatre Criticism in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects Victor Ukaegbu Mediating Space and Venue in Traditional African Performance Hafiz A. Oyetoro Stage Performance in Africa: The Tale of a Dying Performance Tradition Irobi Esiaba The Problem with Postcolonial Theory:

*There will also be an exhibition/installation by Ms Sarahleigh Castelyn (Queen Mary, University of London). The exhibition/installation titled „Proudly South African‟ or „How I Chased the Rainbow and Bruised My Knee…‟ will open in room 000 throughout the duration of the conference.


				
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