Death and the King's Horseman

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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 masterpiece of 20th century drama' - Guardian "A transfixing work of modern world drama" (Independent); "clearly a masterpiece. . . he achieves the full impact of ...

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DT07

Apr 13, 2007

Interesting Play

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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