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Collected Plays: Volume 2 By Wole Soyinka

Collected Plays: Volume 2 by Wole Soyinka

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Summary

The ironic development and consequences of `progress' may be traced through both the themes and the tone of the works in this volume of Wole Soyinka's plays. Contains: The Lion and the Jewel, Kongi's Harvest, The Trials of Brother Jero, Jero's Metamorphosis, Madmen and Specialists.

Collected Plays: Volume 2 Summary

Collected Plays: Volume 2: The Lion and the Jewel; Kongi's Harvest; The Trials of Brother Jero; Jero's Metamorphosis; Madmen and Specialists by Wole Soyinka

`The Lion and the Jewel alone is enough to establish Nigeria as the most fertile new source of English-speaking drama since Synge's discovery of the Western Isles.' The Times The ironic development and consequences of `progress' may be traced through both the themes and the tone of the works included in this second volume of Wole Soyinka's plays. The Lion and the Jewel shows an ineffectual assault on past tradition soundly defeated. In Kongi's Harvest, however, the pretensions of Kongi's regime are also fatal. The denouement points the way forward. The two Brother Jero plays pursue that way, the comic `propheteering' of the earlier play giving way to the sardonic reality of Jero's Metamorphosis. Madmen and Specialists, Soyinka's most pessimistic play, concerns the physical, mental, and moral destruction of modern civil war.

Collected Plays: Volume 2 Reviews


"Thanks for publishing these plays!"--Louis J. Hinkel, Jr., Emory Univ.


About Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka is a celebrated Nigerian writer and winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Literature. As well as plays he has written two novels, two volumes of poetry, and The Man Died, notes of his prison experience. His other plays include The Lion and the Jewel, Kongi's Harvest, The Trails of Brother Jero, Jero's Metamorphosis, and Madmen and Specialists. He has a new book, The Open Sore of a Continent, published in in June 1996.

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GOR002134563
Collected Plays: Volume 2: The Lion and the Jewel; Kongi's Harvest; The Trials of Brother Jero; Jero's Metamorphosis; Madmen and Specialists by Wole Soyinka
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1974-12-19
288
0192811649
9780192811646
N/A
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