n African Performance Review - Beyond entertainment : a reflection on drama and theatre

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1753-5964


Drama is a human art. Since human beings generate the crises in society and also create the means for their elimination, it is proper for us to begin this presentation with an exploration of what being human entails. Thomas Aquinas' assertion that humans are "made almost on a par with the angels" in their ability to acquire and apply knowledge is reassuring; however, human beings share some basic characteristics of other animals, namely: "love for power and uninhibited sexual aggression" (Oke 4), which frequently generate conflicts in human communities.

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