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An Analysis of the Aboakyer Festival as Drama

Dr.Cynthia Elizabeth Osei, Dr. Cecilia Addei


This paper analyses Aboakyer Festival of the Effutu in the Central Region of Ghana from the dramatic or theatrical point of view. The paper discusses the two known myths surrounding the worship of the Winneba State god which led to the celebration of the Aboakyer Festival, the events and rituals involved in the celebration and analyses some dramatic elements that make the festival fit into what can generally be referred to as a theatrical performance. The main argument of this paper is that, the Aboakyer Festival is loaded with dramatic elements like audience/ performers’ arena/ stage, songs, costume and drumming and dancing among others and can therefore be considered not only as a ritual but also as drama.


Drama; Aboakyer Festival; Theatre; Performance

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