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Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One By Oladipo Agboluaje

Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One by Oladipo Agboluaje

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The collected plays of one of contemporary Britain's most engaging dramatic voices, Agboluaje Plays One marks the emergence of a major talent.

Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One Summary

Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One by Oladipo Agboluaje

This is the first collection of plays by award-winning playwright Oladipo Agboluaje, a significant force in Black British drama. Described as an 'exciting, vital new voice' (Time Out), Agboluaje demonstrates his versatility to write plays that transcend African and British cultures. Early Morning is a satirical comedy about three Nigerian office cleaners who decide to mount a coup to institute Blackocracy in Great Britain. 'The comedy is witty, astute and sublimely irresponsible' The Spectator The Estate centres on the conflicts within the wealthy Adeyemi family as they make funeral arrangements for their late patriarch, Chief Adeyemi. The Estate is also a social study of class conflict in Nigeria. 'Agboluaje writes with a sharp, satiric eye.' Guardian The Christ of Coldharbour Lane is the story of Omo who, believing he is the son of God, preaches to the people of Brixton to abandon the 'wilful peace' that is holding them down. 'an often hilarious, and often profound, snapshot of modern London...[a] thought-provoking piece of original theatre.' The Stage The Hounding of David Oluwale is based on Kester Aspden's award-winning book and reworks the tragic story of David Oluwale, who was hounded by two police officers in 1960s Leeds, and of the man who fought to get justice for him. 'a shocking and engrossing story...a kind of In Cold Blood set in Leeds' Financial Times Iyale (The First Wife) is the prequel to The Estate and tells the story of Helen Adeyemi's rise from being the servant to becoming the wife of the patriarch, Chief Adeyemi. 'satirical yet sympathetic, brutal yet beautifully observed.' The Times

About Oladipo Agboluaje

Oladipo Agboluaje is a London-based playwright who is also is an executive member of the African Theatre Association (AfTA). He is currently developing his play The Estate into a screenplay. He is the winner of the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award, and a received an 2010 Olivier award nomination for Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre for his 2009 play Iya-lle (The First Wife).

Table of Contents

"Introduction 7 Early Morning 17 The Estate 79 The Christ of Coldharbour Lane 143 The Hounding of David Oluwale 203 Iyale (The First Wife) 275"

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GOR011350127
9781849432399
1849432392
Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One by Oladipo Agboluaje
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2013-01-31
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