Play Mas by Mustapha MaturaPlay Mas by Mustapha Matura

Play Mas

byMustapha Matura

Paperback | April 1, 2015

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Boy, wen we come ter power we go change dis whole island, upside down, we go make all dem people who was taking advantage a we, suffer, we go make dem bawl. 1950s Port of Spain. Samuel, a young tailor's assistant, dreams of Trinidad's independence. On the eve of carnival everyone fills the streets, dressed up to play mas. This annual celebration turns to tragedy and spurs Samuel on to make a decision that will change the political landscape of the future of this vibrant, volatile island. A wickedly funny, exuberant and poignant play from Mustapha Matura. Born in Trinidad, he is the multi-award-winning writer of numerous plays including Rum an' Coca-Cola, Playboy of the West Indies and The Coup. Play Mas premiered at the Royal Court in 1974, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, and transferred to the West End. This edition was published to coincide with its first major revival at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, which opened on 11 March 2015.
Mustapha Matura was born in Trinidad and came to England in 1961. He co-founded the Black Theatre Co-operative with the director Charlie Hanson in 1978 under which he wrote the highly successful No Problem! His plays include: Rum an' Coca Cola (Royal Court Theatre and off-Broadway, 1976); Another Tuesday and More, More (the Factory, ...
Title:Play MasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5 × 0.25 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474251471

ISBN - 13:9781474251471

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Mustapha Matura's sharp-edged satire. . . . Matura's play not only offers a potted guide to Trinidadian ethnicity, economics and politics, but also a potent metaphor for the post-colonial process. It is also very funny. . . . the real power of Matura's play lies in its reminder, under all that surface exuberance, that the movement towards independence carried its own element of fancy-dress masquerade.