Yorùbá Performance, Theatre and Politics

Staging Resistance

  • Glenn Odom

About this book


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.


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

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