The Lion and the Jewel
The Lion and the Jewel, â€˜a light comedyâ€™ about African tradition vs. Western civilization, was presented by Ijinle Theatre Company at the Royal Court. Its melding of Yoruba song, dance and mime with English playwriting conventions was alternately praised and patronized by critics. Today, it is one of Wole Soyinkaâ€™s most celebrated works.
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