Drama as a Tool for Social Commentary: An Example of Alex Asigbo’s The Reign of Pascal Amusu.

  • TJ Okeke

Abstract

Drama has been widely acclaimed as a positive medium for mirroring society hence the popular cant that ‘drama is a representation of life’. So, while drama entertains it also teaches and informs. This powerful attribute of drama has been employed by playwrights over the ages to make constructive commentaries on the happenings in society and thus affect some positive changes in man and his environment. This paper attempts an analysis of the playwright’s use of drama to make comments on society using Alex Asigbo’s ‘The Reign of Paschal Amusu’ as an example. We shall aim at exploring the use of drama to inform, educate and arouse the consciousness of individuals in society with a view of making them aware of their responsibilities as members of society whose duty it is to take their destinies in their hands and make the world a better place.
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