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    Description"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


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    Title
    "Death and the King's Horseman"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wole Soyinka
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 182 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780413695505
    ISBN 10: 0413695506
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: DSG
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    DC21: 822
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.9T
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: DRA000000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DD
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    METHUEN DRAMA
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Wole Soyinka - playwright, novelist, poet and polemical essayist - was born in Nigeria in 1934. Educated there and at Leeds University, he worked in the British theatre before returning to West Africa in 1960. In 1986 he became the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He is currently Woodruff Professor of the Arts, Emory University, Atlanta.
    Review quote
    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 A transfixing work of modern world drama Independent clearly a masterpiece... he achieves the full impact of Greek tragedy Irving Wardle, Independent on Sunday 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 Michael Schmidt, Daily Telegraph