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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.

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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...

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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