Mameena and Other Plays

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Subtitle: The Complete Dramatic Works of H. Rider Haggard
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2007)
ISBN-10: 1869140990
ISBN-13: 9781869140991
Condition: Very Good. The cover has some scratches and rubbing with a bit of wear to the edges.
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 411
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.4 x 2.7 cm

Weight: 0.7 kg


H. Rider Haggard, best known as the author of King Solomon's Mines, She, and Allan Quatermain, also wrote three full-length plays. The play Mameena, based on Haggard's novel Child of Storm, is set in Zululand during the 1850s and deals with the struggle for the succession to the Zulu throne.

Mameena was staged in 1914 by actor-manager Oscar Asche, who employed the Zulu expert James Stuart as technical adviser on the production. Star of Egypt was adapted from Haggard's ancient Egyptian romance Morning Star, while the historical melodrama To Hell or Connaught, set against the backdrop of the Cromwellian colonization of Ireland, was written expressly for the stage.

All three plays are published here for the first time, together with previously unrecorded information on how they came to be written and, in the case of Mameena, performed.


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