The Royal Hunt of the Sun: By Peter Shaffer; Edited and with Introduction and Notes by Nicole Ridgway

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The Royal Hunt of the Sun recreates the story of Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Inca empire in Peru, with a group of only 167 men, in 1532. The play is an incisive and visually dazzling exposition of colonization in which cultural and religious clashes, driven by the promise of immense wealth, lead to betrayal, death and destruction. It is also a deeply moving exploration of personal honour and frailty as the ageing peasant from Trujillo, Pizarro, encounters the Sovereign Inca and Sun God, Atahuallpa. The combination ...

The Royal Hunt of the Sun: By Peter Shaffer; Edited and with Introduction and Notes by Nicole Ridgway 2001, Unisa Press

ISBN-13: 9781868881024

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