ISBN 9789780390808
Pages 60
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2002
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Otaelo

by Ahmed Yerima

A Nigerian re-working of Shakespeare's Othello, this is an ambitious effort in the tradition of much contemporary Nigerian drama and spirit of cultural exchange to translate the timeless and classic work into the language, cultural reality and settingof the Igbo people. Yerima's play responds to the humanistic values, social and religious sensibilities of the original, reinventing them to speak for different people of a different age. From these perspectives, the play raises questions about the freedom of the individual in society, the nature of collective existence, and whether folly and greatness, jealousy, suspicion, tradition and love can co-exist.

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About the Author

Ahmed Yerima

Ahmed Yerima is a dramatist and theatre director, the current artistic director of the National Troupe of Nigeria.

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