ELS 310.2 African Drama (3 Units)

An introduction to contemporary theatre and drama in Africa.  The contribution of West African dramatists such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, Ama Ata Aidoo and Efua Sutherland and a variety of texts by writers from East and South Africa. The development of different dramatic modes in relation to the social conditions and structures from which they arise.  Dramatic forms are examined in their cultural context and cover a wide range from a highly ‘literary’ type of drama to more ‘popular’ forms.

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