Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
New. 2003. 1st. Paperback. Based on real events that took place in Oyo, the ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946, Nobel Prize-winner Wole Soyinka's play tells how Simon Pilkings, a well-meaning District Officer, intervenes to prevent the ritual suicide of the Yoruba chief, Elesin. This Student Edition includes a full introduction, commentary and questions for study. Series: Student Editions. Num Pages: 160 pages, Ill. BIC Classification: DD; DSG. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 198 x 131 x 11. Weight in Grams: 138......We ship daily from our Bookshop.
Fine. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, shows signs of shelfwear, cover is different to the one on Amazon, tanned edges, edgewear, 96 pages. "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 to prevent the death and arrests Elesin. The play is a set text for NEAB GCSE, NEAB A Level and NEAB A/S Level. "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)
This is a complex and very interesting play surrounding the clash between the African tribe of the Yoruba and the Western influence. Although this occurs, the play actually has a deeper conflict, and deserves to be read multiple times for the true interpretation and understanding. It is a challenging read and should be accompanied by critical essays which are essential to complete understanding.
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