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The Bikoroa Plays is a major of cycle of three plays, The Boat, The Return Home and Full Circle that were first staged in 1981 at the University of Lagos and the National Theatre of Nigeria. The Boat is a prose drama that documents Ngbilebiri history. The Return Home is a historical play set in the 1920s. Full Circle is set in the 1950s and concerns a brothers' quarrel inThe Bikoroa Plays is a major of cycle of three plays, The Boat, The Return Home and Full Circle that were first staged in 1981 at the University of Lagos and the National Theatre of Nigeria. The Boat is a prose drama that documents Ngbilebiri history. The Return Home is a historical play set in the 1920s. Full Circle is set in the 1950s and concerns a brothers' quarrel in a traditional setting. The three plays are characterised by their dramatic qualities and unique poetic voice....

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ISBN : 9780199111060
Format Type : Audio Book
Number of Pages : 576 Pages
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The Bikoroa Plays Reviews

  • Thomas Armstrong
    2019-04-11 08:14

    I actually didn't read these three plays, but I couldn't find the three plays I DID read of J.P. Clark in the Goodreads database. I read The Goat, The Masquerad, and The Raft. I can hear the influence of Shakespeare in Clark's writings, and sometimes the lines become too florid (e.g. ''oh, so the bull can sing, but see the fire-flies'' etc.) (an understandable thing when you try to approach the master of English writing), but at other times, he is quite lyrical. I also liked the proverbial dimension of Nigerian culture which comes through in the writing (e.g. ''for every ailment in man there is a leaf in the forest'' and a favorite: "some people I know are without cork to their behinds''!). His plays deal with hard subjects such as the dilemma of a woman who fails to produce a male heir, the problems of a woman marrying outside her own tribe, and the dangers of life on the open sea. I really enjoyed the work of Clark-Bekederemo. It's so wonderful getting to know authors who are major in their own country but virtually unknown in America.