Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman.

Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman contains some characters that are not in Duro Ladipo’s earlier play based on the same historical events, Oba Waja, and other characters (such as the son of the King?s Horseman) that have been significantly changed.

Analyze the roles of these new or altered characters as a way of contrasting the two plays. What new or different meanings does Soyinka develop in this way?

Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman

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