Holy Warriors: A Fantasia on the Third Crusade and the History of Violent Struggle in the Holy Lands - Modern Plays (Paperback)
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Holy Warriors: A Fantasia on the Third Crusade and the History of Violent Struggle in the Holy Lands - Modern Plays (Paperback)

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There is one in the Kingdom of England. Who goes by the name of Richard the Lionheart. My waking dreams tell me he will come upon us. He will come to these lands and make pilgrimage, conquest. Saladin's great army have corrected a great wrong by taking Jerusalem back for Islam, after the barbaric slaughter of their people one hundred years ago. But for Muslim and Christian alike Jerusalem is a holy city. Across England and Outremer, nobles answer the call to arms from Richard the Lionheart to march on Jerusalem in the third crusade and retake the Holy City from Saladin. Holy Warriors is a tale of holy war, fraught diplomacy and revenge in the struggle for Jerusalem, taking in over a millennium of bloody conflict, as Richard the Lionheart marches east to face Saladin, and takes Jerusalem. This edition published to coincide with the play's premiere at Shakespeare's Globe, London, on 19 July 2014.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781474216395
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Eldridge has always been the most muscular of writers and in this bold and ambitious play he swaps Basildon for the Holy Land in a piece whose epic swagger and salty humour are ideally suited to the Globe' * Lyn Gardner, Guardian *
`The play is an epic that sweeps all before it' * The Arts Desk *
`It is a remarkable feat of narrative compression' * The Telegraph *
`A fundamental truth in matters of power, politics and sins on all sides committed in the name of religion and righteousness' * WhatsOnStage *
Packed with big ideas and terrible war crimes * Daily Mail *
. . . Eldridge is timely and bang up to date . . . * The Times *
. . . this is a play whose charm resides in bold gesture . . . * Daily Telegraph *
. . . David Eldgridge is getting to grips with the complex reasons our world . . . looks the way it does today. . . . there's no denying Eldridge's ambition. * Observer *
. . . fantastically ambitious . . . I was gripped. . . . make no mistake that Holy Warriors is a brave, prodigious and rewarding experience. * Independent *

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