"Death and the King's Horseman", Paperback

"Death and the King's Horseman" Paperback

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"The action of the play is as inevitable and eloquent as in Antigone: a clash of values and cultures so fundamental that tragedy issues: 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 the world.

It puts exciting political theatre back on the agenda...a masterpiece of 20th century drama" Guardian Elesin Oba, the King's Horseman, has a single destiny.

When the King dies, he must commit ritual suicide and lead his King's favourite horse and dog through the passage to the world of the ancestors.

A British Colonial Officer, Pilkings, intervenes. This edition features an interview with the author. Commentary and notes by Jane Plastow


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, Ill.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780413695505



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