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Author Soyinka, Wole.

Title Death and the king's horseman / Wole Soyinka.

Published London : Eyre Methuen, 1975.


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 UniM Store  S1595    AVAILABLE
Physical description 77 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Methuen's modern plays.
Methuen modern plays.
Notes A play.
Summary 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
Subject Elesin -- Drama.
Nigeria -- History -- Drama.
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