The Economics of Theatre/Entertainment Technology in Nigeria
Research work on theatre technology in Africa is at its very infant stage. Consequently, African scholars are engaging themselves in pedagogical writings to shore up upcoming professionals. However, since it is fast becoming a profession, it is expedient to postulate upon it as an enterprise. This essay therefore, discusses theatre technology and its attendant economic impact as business in Nigeria using Bradford Delong.s (2004) discourse on international capital mobility. Aspects of Delong.s position and David Throsby.s cultural capital theory form the theoretical base for this work. The essay is more situated within the realm of field experiences. Sources and references are intertwined between text, performances and interviews. A substantial part of this essay is based on eclectic field experiences and contacts. Nigerian and South African based entertainment technology companies are prominent analyses in this article.
Key Words: Theatre Technology, Design, and Cultural Capital.
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