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.

Author: Inua Ellams

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783198863

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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'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.

Inua Ellams Plays One

Inua Ellams. THE 14TH TALE The 14th Tale was first performed at Battersea Arts

Author: Inua Ellams

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781786828231

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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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. ‘A sharp reminder of the power of language and rhythm’ The Scotsman on The 14th Tale ‘Ellams’s evocative writing conjures a Nigeria where myth and magic sit casually alongside everyday life.’ The Guardian on Untitled ‘Ellams’ verse brims with magical realism... His delivery is charming and natural, and he is able to spin intricate, rhythmic webs of words with apparent ease. 45 minutes of allowing Inua Ellams to wrap his words around you is far from a painful experience. What is clear is that Ellams’ writing and performance, not to mention his Fringe First award, show that he has definite potential.’ What’s On Stage on Knight Watch ‘Full of arresting images that create a hybrid of lyrical ecstasy and cinematic effects... a fluent, intense 70-minute confection and a tinglingly resonant celebration of the art of solo performance.’ Evening Standard on Black T-Shirt Collection

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 . One
day ...

Author: William Alexander Clouston


ISBN: IND:30000006262848

Category: Fairy tales


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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 diasporic ...

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.

Indian Antiquary

... and commentary published by Nawal Kishor of Laknau ; or he would hardly
hare stated , in reference to the phrase in the author's preface , “ I was a Kurd one
evening and was an Arabian in the morning " ( which also occurs in the 14th tale
) ...



ISBN: UOM:39015011424697

Category: English periodicals


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The Tale of a Tub and Other Works

On the 14th, there will be a false report of the French king's death, On the 20th,
Cardinal Portocarero will die of a dysentery with great suspicion of poison; but
the report of his intention to revolt to King Charles will prove false. July.—The 6th
of ...

Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: London : G. Routledge,.

ISBN: UCAL:$B29436

Category: English literature

Page: 448

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The Clerkes Tale

See became more marked ; and in the 13th Chaucer ' s Versification , page 23 , 6
, i . and 14th centuries , we can distinguish The most frequent vowel endings of A
. S . nouns were a , e , u . All three three great varieties of English - the northern ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer



Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 107

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More Celtic Fairy Tales

The tale may therefore be ascribed provisionally to the 9th century, if we can only
be sure that the existing version, preserved in a single MS. of the 15th century, is
a faithful copy of the original. There need be no doubt as to this. The text is due ...

Author: Joseph Jacobs


ISBN: WISC:89017100926

Category: Celts

Page: 234

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This book is a collection of Celtic fairy tales including "The Russet Dog," "The Fate of the Children of Lir," "Powel, Price of Dyfed" and many more.

Folk and Hero Tales

Celtic story - telling is extraordinarily rich in them , and they present certain
features which are of much interest in connection with the relation between the
current folk - tale and the older heroic literature . Speaking under correction of
Irish ...

Author: Duncan MacInnes


ISBN: HARVARD:32044009956160

Category: Folk literature, Scottish Gaelic

Page: 509

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The Canterbury Tales

9 As thick as a man's arm , 10 A species of mastiff , much esteemed in the 14th
century . They were trained at Milan . WA young bullock . 12 Muzzle . ... Fayrest of
fayre , o lady min Venus , Daughter 6 2123–2158 . THE KNIGHTES TALE . 61.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer


ISBN: HARVARD:32044018916007

Category: Electronic books

Page: 586

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Featuring a woman of magic, a difficult question and a happy ending, the "Wife of Bath's Tale" and prologue are among the best-known stories from Geoffrey Chaucer's famous The Canterbury Tales.

Tales from Shakespeare s Comedies

Lodge was indebted for some of the main incidents to The Cokes * Tale of
Gamelyn , formerly supposed to be Chaucer ' s , but now generally believed to be
the work of some other writer . Page 51 , line 6 . — The Forest of Arden . The
Forest of ...

Author: Charles Lamb




Page: 269

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The Tales of James Hogg the Ettrick Shepherd

On the 14th of August , a guest arrived at the castle of Polmoood unexpectedly ,
and not altogether welcome - welcome indeed to Elizabeth , but not so to her
husband , who heard him announced with the most galling vexation . — This was
no ...

Author: James Hogg


ISBN: UCAL:B3339452



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