Death And The Kings Horseman: Methuen Student Edition

Death And The Kings Horseman: Methuen Student Edition

by Wole Soyinka
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0413695506

ISBN-13: 9780413695505

Pub. Date: 09/02/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Elesin Oba, the King's Horseman, has a single destiny. When the King dies, he must commit ritual suicide and lead his King's favorite horse and dog through the passage to the world of the ancestors. A British colonial officer, Pilkings, intervenes.

"The action of the play is as inevitable and eloquent as in Antigone: a clash of values and

Overview

Elesin Oba, the King's Horseman, has a single destiny. When the King dies, he must commit ritual suicide and lead his King's favorite horse and dog through the passage to the world of the ancestors. A British colonial officer, Pilkings, intervenes.

"The action of the play is as inevitable and eloquent as in Antigone: a clash of values and cultures so fundamental that tragedy (ensues): a tragedy for each individual, each tribe."-Daily Telegraph

"This play, by the winner of a Nobel Prize for Literature, asks: "On the authority of what gods" the white aliens rupture a world. It puts exciting political theatre back on the agenda ... a masterpiece of 20th century drama."-Guardian

Methuen Student Editions are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. As well as the complete text of the play itself, the volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations; an interview with Wole Soyinka; and notes on individual words and phrases in the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413695505
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Series:
Methuen Student Editions Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
89
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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