Interface Between History and Drama and Nation Building: A Marxist Reading of Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun

Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 9 - 2018

Authors: Taiwo A. Stanley OsanyemiTaiwo A. Stanley Osanyemi;R.E Iwuanjoku ;F.B. Awotayo

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Abstract

The thrust of this paper is the proclivity that history and drama are essential ornaments in nation building as depicted in Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun. When drama is stimulated by history, it responds in an effective way by recreating reality and turning it into fiction. Existing scholarly engagements on history and drama tend to disconnect them as two parallel lines but this paper rethinks this position by aligning them as complements for the actualization of the ideals in human society. It examines the complementary roles of the nexus between history and drama as nation builders. Our primary data is Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun which is subjected to critical textual analysis. It draws inspiration from Karl Marx’s theory that reveals class struggles and conflicts in order to address the poignant socio-political predicaments in human society. It concludes that the playwright’s cultural and ideological tilts prompt his use of historical materials as catalyst for change and positive growth of a nation.

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Taiwo A. Stanley OsanyemiTaiwo A. Stanley Osanyemi;R.E Iwuanjoku ;F.B. Awotayo (2018) Interface Between History and Drama and Nation Building: A Marxist Reading of Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun
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