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The Royal Hunt of the Sun

This rich drama is so much more than a mere historical narrative of the colonialism of South America by Spain. Although the focus on this historical event clearly links to the theme of colonial...

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The Royal Hunt of the Sun

Although of course the story of this compelling play is based around a real historical event, what Shaffer does in this play is to move beyond a purely historical re-enactment in order to discuss...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2013, 6:51 am (UTC)

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The Royal Hunt of the Sun

Peter Shaffer based The Royal Hunt of the Sun on William H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Peru. He made few substantive changes, since Prescott's account is already full of drama, but one...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2021, 3:31 am (UTC)

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