Biography Early life. Rotimi was the son of Samuel Gladstone Enitan Rotimi a Yoruba steam-launch engineer (a successful director and producer of amateur theatricals) and Dorcas Adolae Oruene Addo an Ijaw drama enthusiast. He was born in Sapele, Nigeria; cultural diversity was a recurring theme in his work. He attended St. Cyprian's School in Port Harcourt from 1945 to 1949, St Jude's School.
A talented musician in her own right, she led the chorus in productions of If, while Kole Rotimi, Ola’s son, has appeared in a principal role in the same play. She died a few months before her.
For over two decades, Rotimi was professor of playwriting, dramatic literature, and directing, as well as Head of Department and Dean of Faculty in two Nigerian universities. He was twice commissioned by the BBC to write for its overseas broadcast, and his publications include six full-length plays (two of them award-winning), and a number of scholarly articles on Theatre and Drama.This play, Kurumi, is one of the excellent plays written by Ola Rotimi. This work is based on historical accuracy. This much can be ascertained by reading the classic,HISTORY OF THE YORUBAS by Samuel Johnson. Kurunmi s is tragic story Very tragic really. Ijaiye town is destroyed, and all the sons of Kurunmi killed in the process as war unfolds.What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.. Ola Rotimi Snippet view - 1971. Kurunmi: an historical tragedy Ola Rotimi. Enter exit eyes FANYAKA father fight fire five frog give gods hand happened head hear Ibadan IBIKUNLE Ijaiye Iwawun kill king kingdom KUJENYO KURUNMI KUTENLO LABUDANU land.
In this play the theme of Sopocles' Oedipus Rex is skillfully transplanted to African soil. King Odewale's progress towards knowledge of the murder and incest that must be expiated before his kingdom can be restored to ealth is unfolded with a dramatic intensity heightened by the richness of the play's Nigerian setting. It had its first performance in Nigeria at the Ife Festival of the Arts in.
The Gods Are Not to Blame is a 1968 play and a 1971 novel by Ola Rotimi. An adaptation of the Greek classic Oedipus Rex, set in an indeterminate period of a Yoruba kingdom, the story centers on Odewale, who is lured into a false sense of security, only to somehow get caught up in a somewhat consanguineous trail of events.
A project of the Department of Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, which was founded by the late Ola Rotimi, one of Africa's finest dramatists, author of over a dozen play, theatre director, and Professor of Dramatic Arts.
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This work is an exploration into the writing, cultural and theatrical aesthetics of African writer and director, Ola Rotimi. It is a quest and search for an authentic African esthetic that has been transformed by at least two centuries of the European colonization. This work focuses on the aesthetic dimensions of the Ori Olokun theatre under the artistic direction of Ola Rotimi.
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Ahmed Yerima is one of Africa’s most esteemed playwrights and has written over a dozen award-winning historical plays set in and around Nigeria.Some of his plays include; The Lottery Ticket; Yemoja; Hard Ground; Attahiru; The Trials of Oba Ovoramwem; Kaffir’s Last Game, and more.In 2006, Yerima was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Theatre, before that he served as.
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