The Green Pastures - Part 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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The scene is the Egyptian Pharaoh's throne room, which resembles an African American lodge room. Numerous fringed banners adorn the walls. Some of the inscriptions are "Sublime Order of Princes of the House of Pharaoh Home Chapter," "Supreme Magicians and Wizards of the Universe," "Private Flag of His honor Old King Pharaoh" and "Royal Young People's Pleasure Club."

Pharaoh is seated on his elevated throne, an ordinary armchair with a drapery over its back. His attendants are dressed in ritualistic garb, including plumed hats, military uniforms and elaborate belts with swords and scabbards. Two old men are dressed in bright robes with the word "Wizard" on their conical hats. The rest of Pharaoh's audience is finely dressed. A Candidate Magician is demonstrating tricks to Pharaoh for approval to become a royal magician. The two resident...

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