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Soyinka in St. Louis Conversation at Black Rep

Wole Soyinka HOMEWORK LINKS 1) Hear Soyinka’s rolling baritone, relaxed, just chatting, sharing wisdom First, let me give you a link to a 1998 conversation between Harry Kreisler and Wole Soyinka that took place in Berkeley, California as part of the “Conversations with History” series. What is said is still fresh today, AND you’ll get […]

St. Louis Black Rep Company brings Soyinka’s “Death and the King’s Horseman” to its main stage, Grandel Theatre, March 19-April 13, 2008

Wole Soyinka, playwright, “Death and the King’s Horseman” I saw this play performed as part of the Wole Soyinka symposium in Carbondale, Illinois and I’m eager to see it performed again, right here in St. Louis. The St. Louis Black Rep Company describes Wole Soyinka’s play “Death and the King’s Horseman” in this way: Considered […]

St. Louis Black Rep Company’s Fireside Chat #2: August Wilson’s “Radio Golf” (opens February 13-March 9, 2008, at Grandel Theatre) When does urban renewal turn into bulldozing the past?

The Black Rep Company’s website describes August Wilson’s “Radio Golf” like this: The final installment in Wilson’s cycle of ten plays that examines the African-American experience in 20th century America, and the tenth to be produced by The Black Rep. The epic tale centers on Harmond Wilks, an Ivy League-educated lawyer who plans to declare […]