KUNENE AND THE KING

: Kani (J.)

R 120.00
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83pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021

 

A play set in South Africa in 2019. Two men from contrasting walks of life reflect on the changes that have taken place since the 1994 elections.

Introduction by Eusebius McKaiser. Premiered in 2018 at the Royal Shakespeare Company Stratford-upon-Avon with John Kani and Antony Sher and directed by Janice Honeyman

"John Kani beautifully captures the complex divides of race, class and politics in a remarkable and moving new play." Guardian

“What lies beneath the apparent simplicity of this play, is a lot of moral, political and existential depth. This is testimony to the brilliance of John Kani, a creative wizard who continues to be a prodigious and excellent artistic gift to the world.” from the introduction by Eusebius McKaiser, author of Run Racist Run, journeys into the heart of racism

John Kani (b. 1943) is a South African actor, activist, author, director and award-winning playwright. The most famous of his plays are Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island, both co-written with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona. Kani was awarded the Royal Shakespeare Company's Pragnell Prize in 2021.