Soyinka Plays: "A Play of Giants"; "From Zia with Love"; "A Source of Hyacinths"; "The Beatification of Area Boy" v. 2 - Contemporary Dramatists (Paperback)Wole Soyinda (author)
Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 04/02/1999
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"Unquestionably Africa's most versatile writer and arguably one of her finest" (New York Times Book Review) A Play of Giants is a savage satire on some of the best-known dictators of our time (including Idi Amin); it brings together a group of dictatorial African leaders at bay in an embassy in New York attempting to make decisions together. Its theatrical predecessors include: Genet's The Balcony and Brecht's Arturo Ui. From Zia with Love and A Scourge of Hyacinths; When the Military decrees that a crime carrying a prison sentence now retroactively warrants summary execution, confusion and fear permeate a society where the brutality and injustice of military rule is parodied by life inside prison - based on events in Nigeria in the early 1980s Wole Soyinka's stage play From Zia with Love and radio play A Scourge of Hyacinths, were produced in the early 90s.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 18 mm
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