n African Performance Review - Theatre for Development in Kenya : In Search of an Effective Procedure and Methodology, Christopher Joseph Odhiambo : book review

Volume 2, Issue 2_3
  • ISSN : 1753-5964


Christopher Odhiambo's text focuses on the evolution and subsequent growth of the type of interactive theatre commonly known as Theatre for Development. His aim is to explore Theatre for Development's 'nature and modes of operation, and to ascertain whether its procedures and methodology are truly reflective of its objective to promote change' (p.14). Whilst the term was not coined until 1973, TfD is a phenomenon that was observed being used in the 1930s in Africa by the colonials as a tool to promote the associated benefits of modernization.

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