Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 2(9), pp. 203-209, September, 2014
The Notions of ‘Victims' in Some Plays by the Nigerian Playwright Foluke Ogunleye
Department of Theatre and Film Studies, Redeemer's University, Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Accepted 2 September 2014
playwright Foluke Ogunleye's professional career spans over three
decades; she has been relevant in playwriting, directing, and the
emerging aesthetics of the African video genre. This article examines
Foluke Ogunleye´s activity in the field of playwriting, it discusses
what makes a person identifiable as a victim, and what attitude they
adopt to end their ordeal. Leaning on Wollstonecrafts's philosophy that
women take charge emotionally and intellectually, if not economically,
the paper examines women as victims of a patriarchal society that does
not allow them any kind of independence. The paper uncovers the concern
of the playwright for the children, particularly girls. Theatre for
Development (TfD can be helpful when discussing issues like abortion,
HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation in order to drive home the message.
It is recommended that more scripted plays should evolve from Theatre
for Development programmes that address sensitive, but essential
information on knowledge concerning female anatomy and matters.
Cite This Article As: Awoyemi T (2014). The Notions of ‘Victims' in Some Plays by the Nigerian Playwright Foluke Ogunleye. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 2(9): 203-209