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Death and the king's horseman

Author: Wole Soyinka
Publisher: London : Eyre Methuen, 1975.
Series: Methuen modern plays.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the real events that took place in the ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria in 1946, this play tells how Simon Pilkings, a district officer, intervenes to prevent the ritual suicide demanded by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Drama
Historical drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soyinka, Wole.
Death and the king's horseman.
London : Eyre Methuen, 1975
(OCoLC)646209073
Named Person: Elesin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wole Soyinka
ISBN: 0413333507 9780413333506 0413333604 9780413333605
OCLC Number: 1959826
Notes: A play.
Description: 77 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Methuen modern plays.
Responsibility: Wole Soyinka.

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'This rich turbulent piece, which starts as folk comedy and ends as Greek tragedy, takes on board an abundance of ideas: identity, tradition, the passage from life to death... Soyinka's play is as Read more...

 
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