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THEATRE ARTS PROJECT TOPICS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS


  • 1. THE HISTORY OF NATIONAL THEATRE

    » INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Theatre arose as a performance of ritual activities that did not require initiation on the part of the spectator. This similarity of early theatre to ritual is negatively attested by Aristotle, who in his Poetics defined theatre in contrast to the performances of sacred mysteries: theatre did not require the spectator to fast, drink the kykeon, or march in a pr...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 2. AEROBICS AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT IN THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Aerobics and performance enhancement are part of the preparation process of a theatre production. Performance which is a dramatic or other form of entertainment presented before an audience needs to be enhanced, this is because every theatrical production requires a good performance. Aerobics enhances the performance of an actor in a production....Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 3. VALUE OF OWIGIRI DANCE: A CASE STUDY OF ROBERT EBIZIMO DANCERS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Dance is a means of entertainment and communication. It is referred to as a type of art or series of steps and movements that match the speed and rhythm of music. It may be regarded as an expression of human feelings, as a spectacle, an art form, recreation, fitness, drive or social representation of culture. The famous French critic and choreog...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 4. THE ACTOR AND THE PORTRAYAL OF LIFE: A CASE STUDY OF KANAYO O. KANAYO

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study This research work entails the description, analysis of the actor, as life portrayal. The work emphasizes the importance of the actor in the theatre, and life in general. The Oxford Advance Learners’ Dictionary (6th Edition) sates that actors are “person who performs on the stage, film/movies or television especially as a profession&...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  26 engagements | 

  • 5. PRINCIPLES OF DESIGNING AND THE APPLICATION OF MAKEUP IN NOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION: A...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The origin of Makeup can be traced to a Greek actor named THESPIS. After this, during the medieval time, European theatre then introduced face paint makeup for the first time. The principles of designing and the application of makeup to Nollywood production is of great importance because Nollywood production usually entails the interpretation of...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  28 engagements | 

  • 6. THE INTERPRETATIVE FUNCTION OF COSTUME: A CASE STUDY OF THA 303 PRODUCTION

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Costume aids art forms such as plays agent films, dance pieces, opera and so on. As an interpretative costume is one of the basic elements in performance sometimes to denote mood, status, modesty or simply to decorate a character This study examines the interpretative functions of costume in mood, characterization and theme on the performance of...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 7. THEATRE AND COPYRIGHT LAW

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Theatre arts as a discipline has been taught over the years in higher institution as an art ,but little or no attention has been given to the legal perspective of the discipline. Law relates to every discipline including theatre arts. Law is a body of rules enacted to guard, guide and regulate human conduct in any society. Law is about human bei...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  10 engagements | 

  • 8. THEATRICAL AND ARTISTIC ELEMENTS OF EZEN-MOR FESTIVAL OF UMUSADEGE PEOPLE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Ezen mor festival is one of the most celebrated festival of Umusadege people. The word Ezen mor means the king of masquerade. Ezen mor is a festival that brings peace, prosperity and development to the community and this festival is observed every three years and falls in the month of March. The Ezen mor festival to the best of my knowledge has ...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 9. COSTUMING AN ABSURD PLAY, CASE STUDY OF SAMUEL BECKETT’S WAITING FOR GODOT

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study This work attempts to throw more light on costuming an absurd play using Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot as a case study and would also research on the concept of absurdism and proponents of the ideology in attempt to throw more light on its application to budding playwrights and actors of absurd drama. 1.2 Statement of the Problem Most...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 10. THE CONCEPT OF NEGRITUDE IN WOLE SOYINKA’S A DANCE OF THE FORESTS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study This study is examining the concept of negritude in general and also as reflected in Wole Soyinka's A Dance of the Forests. The word Negritude was invented by Aime Cesaire, the colored poet politician from Martinique, in 1932 in his well known poem 'Cahier d'un reteur au pays natal', but its ideology has been defined mainly by the Senegalese poe...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 11. FILM SCRIPT: A STUDY OF TECHNIQUES

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study A Script is a document that outlines every aural, visual, behavioural and lingual element required to tell a story. The script, or screenplay, outlines all the elements (audio, visual, behaviour and dialogue) that are required to tell a story through film. A script is almost never the work of a single person. Instead, it will go through revision...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 12. CHOREOGRAPHING THE IDEGBE-ANI DANCE OF THE IKA PEOPLE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Since time immemorial, dance has been in existence hence it has been termed one of the oldest form of art. It has played a vital role in the development of man and his environment. Its importance is recognized in the recreational, therapeutic, socio cultural, religious, artistic and entertainment values that it possesses. The origin and developm...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 13. RADIO DRAMA AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: A STUDY OF THE RADIO DRAMA ONE THING AT...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1Introduction Radio is regarded as the blind man's medium. However, it has the ability to stimulate the mind. It was invented by a great Italian electrical engineer, Guglielmo Marconi in 1895 (Brittnre, 1989) and from its first tentative experiments, it has expanded into an almost universal medium of communication. It is a medium that leaps around the world on short waves, linking th...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  19 engagements | 

  • 14. DECEIT AND INFIDELITY IN THE WORKS OF FEMI OSOFISAN: A STUDY OF MIDNIGHT HOTEL A...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study The first thing that comes to our minds when we hear the word infidelity is cheating, which is not far from its true meaning. To some, when infidelity is discussed they focus on married couples and sex. It is not exactly so, infidelity goes beyond cheating on your spouse and having sex with someone outside your relationship. Infidelity involves feel...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  16 engagements | 

  • 15. DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHTING IN RENAISSANCE AND MODERN ERAS: A STUDY IN COMPARISON AN...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Theatre is a collaborative form of art that uses live performance of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performer may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, or dance. Elements of design and stage craft are used to enhance the physicality, presence, a...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 16. TECHNIQUES OF PLAY WRITING: A STUDY OF SAM UKALA’S IREDI WAR

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study The ability to share his views with other human beings has led man into devising various means of communication. One of such means is the art of writing plays or drama which is generally referred to as play writing. Anigala states that: “Playwriting is an art of creatively giving life to a character(s), real or imaginary in a sequence of a...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 17. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN DANCES

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Theatre arts is a broad platform, and all art forms have something to communicate. Art as a form of communication is dynamic because it is derived from culture and a particular cultural background. Dance is a form of art, hence, it is an index of culture. Zulu Sofola in Tragic Themes in Nigeria Ritual Drama notes that: Culture is the totality of...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  24 engagements | 

  • 18. THE IMPACT OF NIGERIAN NATIONAL THEATRE AS A VEHICLE FOR CULTURAL PROMOTION AND ...

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS Cover Page Title Page Certification Dedication Acknowledgment Abstract Table of Content Chapter One: Introduction 1.1 Background of the Study 1.2 Statement of the Problem 1.3 Objectives of the Study 1.4 Research Questions 1.5 Research Hypotheses 1.6 Significance of the Study 1.7 Scope of the Study 1.8 Limitation of the Study 1.9 Definition of Terms Chapter Two: Review of Related ...Continue Reading »

    73 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 19. INFLUENCE OF NIGERIAN HOME VIDEO FILMS ON CRIMINALITY

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS Cover Page Title Page Certification Dedication Acknowledgment Abstract Table of Content Chapter One: Introduction 1.1 Background of the Study 1.2 Statement of the Problem 1.3 Objectives of the Study 1.4 Research Questions 1.5 Research Hypotheses 1.6 Significance of the Study 1.7 Scope of the Study 1.8 Limitation of the Study 1.9 Definition of Terms Chapter Two: Review of Related ...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 20. STAGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN THE AKWA IBOM STATE COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

    » CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION Stage management has been a long existing concept since the advent of theatre practice. It exists for the good of the product, the production or performance before an audience. It contributes in all its activities, decisions and procedures toward the artistic success of a theatrical production in the greatest possible manner. As a branch of theatr...Continue Reading »

    61 pages |  203 engagements | 

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