Architect and the Emperor of Assyria, The


According to an entry in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays this play revolves around two characters - "a primitive native of a tropical island... who has built himself a neat dwelling" (the Architect) and a "gentleman" who arrives on the island as the "sole survivor of aeroplane crash" and "asks the Architect for help" (the Emperor of Assyria). "In order to acquaint the Architect with ‘civilization’, the Emperor gets him to act out roles with him: master and servant; priest and worshipper; sadist and masochist; mother and child; etc".;The script for this play can be found in Guernica, and other plays (Grove Press, 1988).

Source: Oxford Reference, 2006. Accessed March 20, 2017.