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Death and the Kings Horseman (Modern Plays S.)
Death and the Kings Horseman (Modern Plays S.)
 
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Author : Wole Soyinka
Publisher : A&c Black
ISBN# : 9780413333605
Pages : 96
Price :INR 599
Offer Price:INR 533
 
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Elesin Oba, the Kings Horseman, has a single destiny. When the King dies, he must commit ritual suicide and lead his Kings 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 aNobel 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



 

 
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