Collected Plays The Lion and the Jewel Kongi s Harvest The Trials of Brother Jero Jero s Metamorphosis Madmen and Specialists One of the finest poetic playwrights who have ever written in English Martin Esslin a writer of genius Irish Times This second volume of Wole Soyinka s plays traces the ironic development and conseque

  • Title: Collected Plays 2 {The Lion and the Jewel; Kongi's Harvest; The Trials of Brother Jero; Jero's Metamorphosis; Madmen and Specialists}
  • Author: Wole Soyinka
  • ISBN: 9780192811646
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the finest poetic playwrights who have ever written in English Martin Esslin a writer of genius Irish Times This second volume of Wole Soyinka s plays traces the ironic development and consequences of progress.

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    1. Wole Soyinka says:

      Awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work that in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence.



    2 thoughts on “Collected Plays 2 {The Lion and the Jewel; Kongi's Harvest; The Trials of Brother Jero; Jero's Metamorphosis; Madmen and Specialists}

    1. I really liked the two Brother Jero plays, which I thought were hilarious. I wasn't as sold on Kongi's Harvest or Madmen and Specialists. And I read The Lion and the Jewel in a separate edition, so you can see my review of that play.Kongi's Harvest, the two Brother Jero plays, and Madmen and Specialists all deal with the confusing and (as Soyinka seems to tell it) often corrupt role of religion in society. I feel like I missed a lot from Kongi's Harvest and Madmen and Specialists, which might be [...]

    2. The Trials of Brother Jero and Jero’s Metamorphosis are the most comic and exciting plays I have read so far; and this is all due to its Nigerian colloquial speech, and charismatic characters! What is very remarkable about the characters is that Soyinka was able to allocate diverse character traits to them, but still unite them with the common trait of having multiple faces to their personalities and of being incredibly dynamic. My favorite character is Amope. Everything she says is incandesce [...]

    3. Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian, was the 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature; he was the first African, and so far the only Black African, to win the prize. Although he has written poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he is best known as a playwright. The Lion and the Jewel [1959] 58 pagesThe second of his plays, this was written and performed in London in 1959, and published in 1963. It is a comedy, based on the rivalry of a young schoolteacher and an old polygamous chief to marry the village bea [...]

    4. These plays show a great deal of creativity and verve. They depict the plight of African nations struggling beneath the influence of Western political models and the struggle to preserve traditional structures and norms. In The Lion and the Jewel and Kongi’s Harvest, Soylinka looks grimly upon Western influence, and justifiably so. And while he doesn’t present traditional society as a panacea, he seems to leave many questions unresolved. What are African nations to do? Can you turn your back [...]

    5. La primera y la última obra de esta colección, "The Lion and the Jewel" y "Madmen and Specialists", fueron sin duda las mejores; ambas simultáneamente cómicas y poéticas. De las otras tres, diría que "Kongi's Harvest" falla como un todo pero igual tiene algunas secuencias que pienso tal vez disfrutaría más viéndolas en tarima que leyéndolas y, por último, las dos obras sobre el personaje religioso/timador "Jero" no me agarraron para nada.

    6. Beautifully written plays that are sometimes a bit ramble-y but always powerful. This collection includes some of his best, like A Dance of the Forests and . While some of his writing is a bit difficult to digest, Soyinka is one of the strongest playwrights I've ever read.

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