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by Peter Shaffer

Download Royal Hunt Of The Sun epub
ISBN: 014048163X
ISBN13: 978-0140481631
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Movies
Author: Peter Shaffer
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin UK (January 6, 1981)
Pages: 96 pages
ePUB size: 1250 kb
FB2 size: 1908 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 136
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I have the film version...but that's not as good as reading the story personally. Peter Shaffer sure came across with this historical drama.
I have found this play very exciting to read, but the getting in was a little bit difficult. But I admire the variety of the vocabulary that Shaffer made use of. He handled a couple of topics, which are very interesting: I.e. the existence of god, different cultures and their organisation, religion and a motive that goes through the whole story: The word. Shaffer encourages the reader to make his own opinion about questions like: «Is it justified to break the word if you act in consciousness and for the good of your crew?»
Pizarro's problem as an illegitimate son and his existential questions are not discussed. Something that makes this play very special is the fact that Old Martin occurs time after time and tells about his experiences and the happenings, when he had been in Peru.
In short: + Interesting play with a demanding vocabulary - Hard to get in
A great play about the slaughter of the Incas, idealism lost, compromise and corruption. Excellent characterizations. Interesting subtext covers the pitfalls of imperialism. both Incan and Spanish.
Caveat: Longman Literature version (Editor: Graham-Adriani and Series Editor Blatchford, ISBN 0-582-06014-1) should be avoided. Vital and if not merely enriching stage directions are not included in this publication/edition.