The 14th Tale

The 14th Tale is a beautiful mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief, growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to rooftops in Dublin and finally to London by award-winning writer and performer Inua ...

Author: Inua Ellams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783198863

Category: Fiction

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1988: at four-years-old, he short-circuited his home with a silver spoon and a Betamax video player. 1989: stopped a 700-strong student assembly with a tantrum. 1995: was chased through jungle growth by a crazed, frustrated French teacher called Monsieur Batcock...Misfit? Apparently – until a little family research reveals a pattern of mischief reaching as far back as a great grandfather, and so the story begins: I'm from a long line of trouble makers, of ash skinned Africans, born with clenched fists and a natural thirst for battle only quenched by breast milk. They'd suckle as if the white silk sliding between gums were liquid peace treaties from mums. The 14th Tale is a beautiful mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief, growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to rooftops in Dublin and finally to London by award-winning writer and performer Inua Ellams.

Black British Drama

The 14th Tale recalls this Old to New World creolisation of the trickster archetype as Ellams narrates his transformation that is simultaneously Nigerian and Nigerian British. In doing so he performs his Nigerian roots and subtle ...

Author: Michael Pearce

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317422181

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Black British Drama: A Transnational Story looks afresh at the ways black theatre in Britain is connected to and informed by the spaces of Africa, the Caribbean and the USA. Michael Pearce offers an exciting new approach to reading modern and contemporary black British drama, examining plays by a range of writers including Michael Abbensetts, Mustapha Matura, Caryl Phillips, Winsome Pinnock, Kwame Kwei-Armah, debbie tucker green, Roy Williams and Bola Agbaje. Chapters combine historical documentation and discussion with close analysis to provide an in-depth, absorbing account of post-war black British drama situated within global and transnational circuits. A significant contribution to black British and black diaspora theatre studies, Black British Drama is a must-read for scholars and students in this evolving field.

Popular Tales and Fictions

Still worse was the fate of the avaricious fellow in the 14th Tale of Siddhí Kúr ( Sagas from the Far East ' ) : There were formerly two brothers , of whom the younger was very rich and very avaricious ; the elder was exceedingly poor .

Author: William Alexander Clouston

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ISBN: IND:30000006262848

Category: Fairy tales

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Teaching 21st Century Genres

... 114 Ellams, Ellams The 14th Tale, 70 Ellison, Ralph, 54 end-of-the-world prophecies, 91 Erasure, 49 The Exorcist (Friedkin, William), 6 extual delivery harmonious, 73 F Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury, Ray), 124 Falling Man (DeLillo, Don), ...

Author: Katy Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137553911

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book is the first ever collection about twenty-first century genre fiction. It offers accessible yet rigorous critical interventions in a growing field of popular culture and academic study, presenting new genres as a fascinating and powerful means of reading contemporary culture. The collection explores the history and uses of genre to date, analyses key examples of innovations and developments in the field and reflects on how these texts have been mobilised in teaching since the year 2000. It explores a range of new twenty-first century genres through a close reading of key examples, along with a broader critical overview at the beginning of each chapter capturing wider developments, contexts and themes. As a result of this contextual, text-orientated approach, the book promotes a broad appeal beyond the specifics of new genres and authors, and will contribute to a wider understanding of developments in post-millennial fictions.

Inua Ellams Plays One

The 14th Tale; Untitled; Knight Watch; Black T-Shirt Collection Inua Ellams. Contents THE 14TH TALE UNTITLED KNIGHT WATCH BLACK T-SHIRT COLLECTION phaze ellam McCleans sents Inua.

Author: Inua Ellams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786828231

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Inua Ellams has established himself as one of the most distinctive voices in British and international theatre. Collected together for the first time are four of Ellams' acclaimed plays, including The 14th Tale, Untitled, Black T-Shirt Collection and Knight Watch.

The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All New Third Edition

Source: Latin poem of the 14th century. 145. The Ungrateful Son “Der undankbare Sohn” (1815). Source: Johann Paulis, Schimpf und Ernst (1522) 146. The Turnip“Die Rübe” (1815). Source: Latin poem of the 14th century. Similar to a tale in ...

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553897401

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. Now, in the new, expanded third edition, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, plus twenty-nine rare tales omitted from the original German edition, as well as narratives uncovered in the brothers’ letters and papers. Truly the most comprehensive translation to date, this critically acclaimed edition recaptures the fairy tales as the Brothers Grimm intended them to be: rich, stark, spiced with humor and violence, resonant with folklore and song. One of the world’s experts on children’s literature, Jack Zipes is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota and is the author of numerous books on folklore and fairy tales.

Java in the 14th Century

In the first colophon the name Nāgara-Kértāgama is followed by a summary of the poem's contents as the scribe-editor viewed it: a tale of the King (or the Kings) of Majapahit (sangkatha shri mahārāja Wilwa Tikta).

Author: Theodore G.Th. Pigeaud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401771337

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Essentially the following commentary on the contents of the Nägara-Kertägama has been made up from notes by former editors of the text together with remarks, criticisms and digressions by the present author. As Kern, Krom and their contemporaries were especially interested in dynastie history and archeology their notes on those subjects are legion, and as a result of their studies on many points a communis opinio has been reached. The argumentations which led up to this end are not reproduced in the present edition. The interested reader is referred to Krom's great books: Oud-Javaansche Kunst and Hindoe-Javaansche Geschiedenis. It is to be expected that before long the results of Krom's life-work will be made accessible for English readers by De Casparis. On the other hand cultural history, religion, economics and sociology have been rather neglected by the first editors of the Nägara-Kertä gama. The present author has done his best to remedy that omission. The reader will find that the greater part of the following commen taries is concerned with those subjects. The contemporaneous minor texts and the charters that are published, translated and annotated in the present book in the same manner as the Nägara-Kertägama have been chosen almost exc1usively for the valuable information on social, economic and religious conditions in the 14th century Majapahit realm that is afforded by them.

Litro 93 The Climate Issue Short Stories and Short Fiction

Inua Ellams' critically acclaimed first pamphlet, The 13 Fairy Negro Tales, was published by Flipped Eye in 2005, and his first play, The 14th Tale, is currently running at the National Theatre. He is a poet, performer and writer.

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Publisher: Ocean Media Books Ltd

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A Handbook for Travellers on the Continent

The lower part , the upper being of the 14th tale forms the subject of one of Mr. cent . : some cannon - balls from the siege Southey's poems . The Ch . ( 1345 ) con- of Charles the Bold have been built tains several monuments of the ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105031679280

Category: Europe

Page: 581

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Inua Ellams Plays One

Collected together for the first time are four of Ellams' acclaimed plays, including The 14th Tale, Untitled, Black T-Shirt Collection and Knight Watch.

Author: Inua Ellams

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786828200

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Inua Ellams has established himself as one of the most distinctive voices in British and international theatre. Collected together for the first time are four of Ellams' acclaimed plays, including The 14th Tale, Untitled, Black T-Shirt Collection and Knight Watch.

Medieval Tales and Stories

in the form of Schwänke ( singular : Schwank ) and Volksbücher ( popular tales , chapbooks ) . ... and such longer works as Gower's Confessio amantis and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales ( both from the end of the 14th century ) .

Author: Stanley Appelbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486414078

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

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Wide-ranging stories offer glimpse into witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, other elements of Middle Ages.

The Political and Commercial Works of that Celebrated Writer Charles D avenant LL D Collected and Revised by Sir Charles Whitworth In Five Volumes

For London , in tale , about For the country mints , in tale , about 1 . 4,700,000 300,000 5,000,000 London and country mints , broad hammered money , to August 14th , 1697 , in tale , 3,400,000 There might be probably yet standing out ...

Author: Charles Davenant

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ISBN: GENT:900000085256

Category: Electronic books

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The Political And Commercial Works

For London , in tale , about For the country mints , in tale , about 1 . 4,700,000 300,000 5,000,000 London and country mints , broad hammered money , to August 14th , 1697 , in tale , 3,400,000 There might be probably yet standing out ...

Author: Charles Davenant

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10768737

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Dramaturgy of Form

While verse in 14th Tale leads ... arranged into iambic hexameter, acknowledges the shift and offers a compositional bridge not only to the opening of 14th Tale but also to Ellams's later work The Half God of Rainfall.

Author: Kasia Lech

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429535673

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 138

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Dramaturgy of Form examines verse in twenty-first-century theatre practice across different languages, cultures, and media. Through interdisciplinary engagement, Kasia Lech offers a new method for verse analysis in the performance context. The book traces the dramaturgical operation of verse in new writings, musicals, devised performances, multilingual dramas, Hip Hop theatre, films, digital projects, and gig theatre, as well as translations and adaptations of classics and new theatre forms created by Irish, Spanish, Nigerian, Polish, American, Canadian, Australian, British, Russian, and multinational artists. Their verse dramaturgies explore timely issues such as global identities, agency and precarity, global and local politics, and generational and class stories. The development of dramaturgy is discussed with the focus turning to the new stylized approach to theatre, whose arrival Hans-Thies Lehmann foretold in his Postdramatic Theatre, documenting a turning point for contemporary Western theatre. Serving theatre-makers, scholars, and students working with classical and contemporary verse and poetry in performance contexts; practitioners and academics of aural and oral dramaturgies; voice and verse-speaking coaches; and actors seeking the creative opportunities that verse offers, Dramaturgy of Form reveals verse as a tool for innovation and transformation that is at the forefront of contemporary practices and experiences.

Grammaticalising the Perfect and Explanations of Language Change

8.2 The Tale of Troy (14th c.) 8.2.1 Introduction and Background In the middle of the 14th century, Bulgarian Tsar Ivan Alexander (1331–1371) commissioned a translation of the Greek Chronicle of Constantine Manasses.

Author: Bozhil Hristov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004414051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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In this book, Bozhil Hristov investigates the verbal systems of two distantly related Indo-European languages, highlighting similarities as well as crucial differences between them and seeking a unified approach.

The Spalding Suite

Emerging from this creative hotbed was Inua Ellams who took what he directly learned from this scene to the Edinburgh festival and was rewarded with a Fringe First for his show The 14th Tale catapulting to the forefront of the minds of ...

Author: Inua Ellams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783198061

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 56

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When we were young, we worshipped stars, gleaming long-limbed godsframed in the act of impossible flight. For a time we tried to follow, to carve out our own piece of sky with a butter-smooth arc of an arm and a Spalding ball glued to the fingertips... Seen from a British perspective, The Spalding Suite gets to the heart and soul of the gravity-defying game and delves into the hopes and dreams of those who play it. From the fleeting high of the score and the robust camaraderie of the team, to the poignant lows of a body too worn to play the game.

Africa on the Contemporary London Stage

NUMBERS AND SYMBOLS The 14th Tale, 1 93.2FM, 68 1930s, 60 1940s, 24, 29 1950s, 7, 8, 22, 24, 29, 32, 45–50, 60, 63,81n10, 163n2 1960s, 9, 50–59, 63–64, 132, 133, 136, 151, 155,214 1970s, 9,74, 99, 112, 152, 153, 155 1980s, 4, 10, 11, ...

Author: Tiziana Morosetti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319945088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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This collection of essays investigates the way Africa has been portrayed on the London stage from the 1950s to the present. It focuses on whether — and, if so, to what extent — the Africa that emerges from the London scene is subject to stereotype, and/or in which ways the reception of audiences and critics have contributed to an understanding of the continent and its arts. The collection, divided into two parts, brings together well-established academics and emerging scholars, as well as playwrights, directors and performers currently active in London. With a focus on Wole Soyinka, Athol Fugard, Bola Agbaje, Biyi Bandele, and Dipo Agboluaje, amongst others, the volume examines the work of key companies such as Tiata Fahodzi and Talawa, as well as newer companies Two Gents, Iroko Theatre and Spora Stories. Interviews with Rotimi Babatunde, Ade Solanke and Dipo Agboluaje on the contemporary London scene are also included.

The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors

Ellams wrote his first play The 14th Tale in 2009, which won a prestigious Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before returning to London for a sold-out run at the Cottesloe, National Theatre. th Other published plays ...

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783195565

Category: Drama

Page: 136

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Foreword by Kwame Kwei-Armah How many Black British plays can you name? Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years. This collection features over twenty speeches by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists. The monologues represent a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary. The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.

The Little Prince

Fuel helped Inua Ellams develop this debut and produced it, premiering The 14th Tale at the Edinburgh Festival, winning a Fringe First, touring it in the UK and internationally and presenting it at the National Theatre.

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786828712

Category: Art

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Broken down in the Sahara Desert, a pilot meets an extraordinary Little Prince, travelling across time and space to bring peace to his warring planet. Inua Ellams' magical retelling of the much loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry turns the Little Prince into a descendant of an African race in a parallel galaxy. His journey as a galactic emigrant takes us through solar systems of odd planets with strange beings, addresses climate change and morality, and shows how even a little thing can make a big difference.

Ethical Exchanges in Translation Adaptation and Dramaturgy

“11 and 12, A Life in Three Acts and The 14th Tale." Rev. of II and 12, dir. Peter Brook. The Guardian 14 Feb. 2010. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/ feb/14/peter-brook-bette-bourne-kellaway». Khoury, Makram J. E-mail Interview.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004346376

Category: Drama

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Ethical Exchanges in Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy examines the ethics of specific artistic practices. The book highlights the significant continuities between translation, adaptation, and dramaturgy; it considers the ethics of spectatorship; and it identifies the tightly interwoven relationship between ethics and politics.