Love and War: A Nigerian Pidgin Production of Shakespeare's The Two Noble Kinsmen, and the Role of Language in Cultural Relations
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Chidi Ezegwu writes for the Cultural Relations Collection, bringing together public meaning, art and syncretism through an analysis of Shakespeare’s 'Two Noble Kinsmen' in Nigerian Pidgin English.

This report provides a conceptual and empirical overview of local contexts that translate and creolise Shakespeare. 

The findings confirm a greater degree of interest in English plays and a favourable view of the UK after watching 'Love at War'. On the qualitative level, the play also generated debates about the status of language in post-colonial cultural relations.

Author

Chidi Ezegwu

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