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Marx meets Masque: The play of history in African theatre

Moody, D. (1991) Marx meets Masque: The play of history in African theatre. World Literature Written in English, 31 (1). pp. 93-102.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449859108589151
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Abstract

In scene four of Wole Soyinka's play Death and the King's Horseman, a scene simply introduced as "A Masque," there takes place a confrontation between two men in "fancy dress": one, the District Officer Simon Pilkings, dressed in the mask of the Yoruba egungun players; and the other, Olunde, the son of the Horseman of the play's title, dressed in a "sober Western suit." I would argure that it is this confrontation...

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/24692
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