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The Use of Masks in Igbo Theatre in Nigeria: The Aesthetic Flexibility of Performance Traditions

Ukaegbu, V. (2007) The Use of Masks in Igbo Theatre in Nigeria: The Aesthetic Flexibility of Performance Traditions. Lewiston, N.Y.; Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press. 9780773451759.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: This book undertakes a broad and in-depth investigation of the aesthetic features of Igbo masking performances in South-Eastern Nigeria. It draws upon a broad selection of representative masking styles and explores different performance contexts and displays from all regions of Igbo society, interrogating design concepts and several other performative features of the form that continue to provide a steady stream of information, from conceptual approaches and contextual developments to production and reception strategies. The book interrogates the concept of participation in African performances from different viewpoints
Additional Information: This work has a publication date of 2007 but was released by the publishers in January 2008.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa > DT470 West Africa. West Coast > DT515 Nigeria
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater > PN2219.3 Special regions or countries > PN2969 Africa
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN406 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
Creators: Ukaegbu, Victor
Funders or Sponsors: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Grant Reference Number: BRL /AN6866/APN18788
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Journalism, Media & Performance
Date: 2007
Date Type: Publication
Place of Publication: Lewiston, N.Y.; Lampeter
Number of Pages: 371
Language: English
ISBN: 9780773451759
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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