The Relevance of Theatre Arts in Nigeria
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Keywords

Theatre Arts
Literature
Drama
Performance
Creation

How to Cite

Chukwuma Anyanwu, PhD. (2018). The Relevance of Theatre Arts in Nigeria. Liwuram - Journal for the Humanities, 19(1), 59 - 69. Retrieved from http://journals.unimaid.edu.ng/index.php/liwuram/article/view/47

Abstract

There is a relationship between theatre arts and life. Where life is nature lived as it comes, undiluted, unpolished, unedited, raw; theatre arts is life lived at a higher plain, more intense, more refined; therefore, more exciting, almost larger than life. In the theatre of life, we encounter Peter Brooks’ “Deadly” and Rough” theatre while in the theatre of existence we have his “Holy” theatre, and this is the doing of theatre artists- professional as well as academics. In this paper, the relevance of theatre arts and its practitioners is discussed. The relationship between theatre arts and other disciplines in the humanities is also elaborated to the effect that theatre art is also the literature of life and of existence. The paper employs the literary research method to interrogate the relationship between theatre arts and life. The findings show that theatre arts encapsulate the literature of life and should therefore be encouraged.

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