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The Royal Hunt Of The Sun By Peter Shaffer The Royal Hunt Of The Sun The Royal Hunt of the Sun recreates the story of Francisco Pizarro s conquest of the Inca empire in Peru with a group of only men in The play is an incisive and visually dazzling exposition

  • Title: The Royal Hunt Of The Sun
  • Author: Peter Shaffer
  • ISBN: 9781868881024
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • The Royal Hunt Of The Sun By Peter Shaffer The Royal Hunt of the Sun recreates the story of Francisco Pizarro s conquest of the Inca empire in Peru, with a group of only 167 men, in 1532 The play is an incisive and visually dazzling exposition of colonization in which cultural and religious clashes, driven by the promise of immense wealth, lead to betrayal, death and destruction It is also a deeply moving exploraThe Royal Hunt of the Sun recreates the story of Francisco Pizarro s conquest of the Inca empire in Peru, with a group of only 167 men, in 1532 The play is an incisive and visually dazzling exposition of colonization in which cultural and religious clashes, driven by the promise of immense wealth, lead to betrayal, death and destruction It is also a deeply moving exploration of personal honour and frailty as the ageing peasant from Trujillo, Pizarro, encounters the Sovereign Inca and Sun God, Atahuallpa The combination of the historical and the personal gives rise to a play of enduring pleasure and interest As Nicole Ridgway, the editor, indicates, Shaffer s play raises questions about literature and culture that are of continuing relevance to contemporary society This new edition encourages students to experience the theatrical and thematic richness of the play and to grapple meaningfully with its issues by providing extensive support in the form of a comprehensive introduction and user friendly annotations.
    The Royal Hunt Of The Sun By Peter Shaffer

    Home Royal Hunt Official Website for Royal Hunt New CONCEPT ALBUM in the works November , ROYAL HUNT is in a process of recording a new concept album, scheduled for release in Japan Royal Hunt The Royal Hunt of the Sun Mar , If, like me, you fell in love with Christopher Plummer while watching The Sound of Music, Royal Hunt of the Sun is a definite must see As the Incan ruler Atahualpa, he s wearing very little throughout the movie and his body is absolutely breathtaking The Royal Hunt by Dumitru Radu Popescu Jan , The Royal Hunt book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers. Watch The Royal Hunt of the Sun Prime Video The Royal Hunt of the Sun . h min The match of wits between conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Inca god chief Atahualpa After slaughtering most of Atahualpa s followers, Pizarro and his army hold the Inca leader hostage in return for a fortune in gold. The Royal Hunt of the Sun Summary SuperSummary The Royal Hunt of the Sun , is a play written by English playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer Set mostly in sixteenth century Peru, the play dramatizes the account of Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro as he recruits volunteers for a Peruvian mission to find the Inca s gold.

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    1. Tori on said:

      I read this in the 7th grade,and it was pressed opon us by our teachers.I didn t have a choice reading it,but I didn t mind.It was a playbook,describing when men from Spain went to take gold from the Inca s.While the vocabulary is hard to break through,the action is plentifull enough to keep you hooked.It s like a fun history lesson that is performed.

    2. Erin Quinney on said:

      I d like to see this production, as envisioned by Shaffer The stage directions are insanely specific.

    3. Jack on said:

      Shaffer is an incredible playwright His work maintains a pace that is at once breakneck, and just as fast as it needs be and the Royal Hunt is no different The conquest of Peru is captured here in poetic detail but the history is less the interest of the story Really this play is a character piece of colliding cultures and religions Two sides are obvious Spanish Catholicism against Incan paganism Yet in the middle of them stands the a Kurtzian figure in the form of the agnostic Pizarro In fact, [...]

    4. Lucile Barker on said:

      51 The Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter ShafferIs this play a little bit of a whitewash of Pizzaro or an examination of the mixed feelings of some of the Spanish conquerors murderers of the Inca The play is ornate, with a large cast of characters, from De Soto to Atahuallpa, the pagan king who thinks he is immortal Parts are narrated by Old Martin, while Young Martin is Pizarro s squire The quest for gold and converts to Catholicism is greed driven There are two massacres in the play, and the stag [...]

    5. Terry Hinkley on said:

      Reading the play is probably not as good as actually seeing it Especially when it is done with great actors like Christopher Plummer and Robert Shaw I found the interactions and conversation between the characters not to my liking so I will have to reserve my opinion until I can do that The chance of seeing this play live is probably very low since I have never heard of it being produced here, but there is a movie so I will see if I can watch that and compare to what I have read Of course when H [...]

    6. Jamie on said:

      This was my Hurricane Irma book, and I would have read it in one sitting had we not lost power It is a play about conquest, hypocrisy, and greed There were a few lines that could easily have been spoken by modern day politicians many of whom are motivated by greed and who are arrogantly hypocritical I would like to see a stage version.

    7. Stuart Aken on said:

      This play was first performed at the National Theatre in Chichester on 7th June 1964, when I was a young man of 16 I ve never seen a performance, but I wish I had Bernard Levin described the work as The greatest play of our generation , and I can see why, having merely read the text.This is a piece of fictionalised history with much taken from recorded sources It reads as true It reads as a commentary on the utter hypocrisy of the early Catholic Church, the greed of those who would make Empire t [...]

    8. jennifer on said:

      This play, written in the early 60 s, deals with the Spanish conquest of the Incas Pizarro, De Soto and their army of soldiers and priests travel to Peru in search of gold They find a culture that has no hunger or sin and plenty of gold The people are ruled by Atahuallpa, the son of the sun He is held prisoner by the Spaniards until his people bring all the gold they possess to Pizarro, but over the months Pizarro and the king develop a friendship that threatens the Spanish army.I wanted to read [...]

    9. Anupam Srivastava on said:

      Is one of the greatest plays ever It depicts the conquest of the incas by a handful of Spanish invaders by intimidating, impressing and cheating the trusting Incas As a work of art, it is incredible and the dialogues stay in your head forever as is the case with me read and acted in this okay in 1988.

    10. Frank on said:

      It is actually a play but reads really well as a story Intersting take on a familiar story Pizarro, The Inca s etc how the Spanish conquistador s found it difficult to comprehend a society that seemed to have no rich or poor in material terms.

    11. Janet Mitchell on said:

      I read this play because my husband was in it on broadway with Christopher Plummer The play addressed the morality of war and taking over small countries Also greed and deception but mostly I wanted to know about my husband s experience on Broadway N

    12. Lili on said:

      I first came accross this as a school text book, and I was captivated, it revealed another world Read it again recently and although it didn t hold the same fascination I could still see that it is a remarkable book.

    13. Antoine on said:

      Perhaps not the wisest choice for an all school summer reading It was not really a hit with students but what is , however at least it was somewhat interesting for the teachers.

    14. Simon Fletcher on said:

      A little bit slow to begin with but still a blistering condemnation of the greed of man and The Church in Incan Peru.

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