Death and the King's Horsemen Fun Activities

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Ancestral Masks

Jane and Pilkings are introduced in Scene 2 wearing ancestral masks of the Yoruba. The students will create their own masks that they believe represent their ancestors and heritage.


Dance is a very important part of the Yoruban culture. Dance is also an integral part of British culture. The students will come together and create a dance that is representative of the class as a whole.


What do you think of the play after taking Soyinka's note into consideration?


The students will either write a letter to Soyinka himself, or one of the characters within the play, asking them questions about the events of the play that were not described directly.


In the end of the play, it is not clear whether or not Olunde's sacrifice has saved the Yoruban people and successfully prevented them from rioting out of control. The students will...

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