Death And The Kings Horseman

Death And The Kings Horseman

by Wole Soyinka

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Death And The Kings Horseman by Wole Soyinka

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.

"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

"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

"A transfixing work of modern world drama."-Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780413333605
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/02/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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