Blogs in July 2020

The Lion and the Jewel 25th July 2020

This is one of the best-known plays by Africa’s major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba vilage of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the jewel), ‘a true village belle’ and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty...

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A Streetcar Named Desire 25th June 2020

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. ‘I have always depended on the kindness...

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