Character and Thematic Analysis in Emem Isong's Reloaded
American Journal of Art and Design
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 5-11
Received: Apr. 9, 2018; Accepted: May 8, 2018; Published: May 25, 2018
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Margaret Gregory Akpan, Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Eno Nathaniel Bassey, Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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The theatre is a medium for social criticism. Most playwrights/screenwriters write their plays for the purpose of impacting moral lessons in the society or exposing the ills and imbalances of a society. From its earlier beginnings, character and themes among other elements combine to set a play/film in proper perspective with the cultural milieu of the play/films existence. A study of Emem Isong's films, 'Reloaded' invites the audience to reflect on society in order to capture the meaning and essence of life. This study investigates the challenges of character portrayal and the issue of themes in the video film. Its ultimate aim is to help would-be artist who would venture into screenwriting to write stories not just for the purpose of entertaining, but to write on pressing issues in the society that needs to be corrected. Data for this study was collected through continuous watching of the movie, script and character analysis, relevant journals and discussion with people. It is believed that this work will be of immense benefit for would-be screenwriters/playwrights.
Theatre Arts, Character and Themes, Thematic Analysis, Reloaded, Acting
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Margaret Gregory Akpan, Eno Nathaniel Bassey, Character and Thematic Analysis in Emem Isong's Reloaded, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 5-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20180301.12
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