Women of Owu
This is an African retelling of Euripides: an unnervingly topical story of a people and a beloved city destroyed by the brutality of war. The play was first performed in Lagos in 2003 under the distinguished director Chuck Mike, and subsequently toured the UK.
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Adeoti Aderogun Adulteress adumaadan Akalamagbd kii Allied Forces ancestors ancestral father anlugbua Apomu army artist ayaba Balogun Derin body Break their legs burning camp caravan celebration child Chipping Norton chorus leader chorus leader:No city of Owu curse dance daughter dead dear women death Emi gbQ gbigbi erell erelu Euripides eyes Femi Osofisan fire Fulani gates gbigbi lereko Give gods going Goodbye happy husband Ijebu iyunloye kii ku lewe kill Kusa law of defeat lawumi leave listen look loved maye millipedes misfortune mother never dies young night Obatala ofus Ogun Okunade old woman oriki Orisaye pain Pansaga Princess punishment Refrain remember ri temi scene seven shame shrine sing slaughtered slave slavery Softly soldiers song talking tears tell Tere jina torch turn vulture never wait what's wife wipe women of Owu won't wait yesterday Yoruba