The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!

Two plays by Derek Walcott


Derek Walcott


Jonathan Cape, London, 1979
The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!

Printing Details

First edition, paperback. 19.5 × 12.5cm, 275pp.

Two plays from Saint Lucian poet and author Derek Walcott. The Joker of Seville, a comedy based on Tirso de Molina's El Burlador de Sevilla, was commissioned by England's Royal Shakespeare Company. Walcott's sensitivity to the pacing, meter, and lyricism of the original makes his first attempt at adaptation an extraordinary accomplishment. O Babylon! brings life the Rastafarian sect in Jamaica, which grew during Marcus Garvey's exile to that country and has recently been popularized through the lyrics of reggae music.


Slight crease to spine, tanning to pages and a light wear to the covers.





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