ΕΡΓΑ ΤΟΥ ΙΔΙΟΥ
The Conquest of Power
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  • ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΥ...

    THE CONQUEST OF POWER

     

    (Play)

     

    Dusk.

     

    While the stage is dimly lit, two groups of men and women, each led by their chief, come out of the caves. They are almost naked. Only animal skins cover the middle of their bodies.

    They are beating wooden sticks and stones, and uttering inarticulate cries with enthusiasm.

     

    They reach center-stage. They stop.

     

    Silence.

     

    The chiefs stare threateningly at each other.

    Then they begin to wrestle. Each attempts to beat the other.

     

    As they are locked in this intense battle, wind and thunder sound faintly in the distance, and lightning illuminates the whole area.

     

    The two chiefs continue to wrestle.

     

    The wind rises, the thunder and lightning become more frequent. The chiefs and their followers look around with some concern.

    The thunder and lightning continue, with menacing intensity.

     

    The two chiefs and their followers stop, terrified–they watch the natural phenomena in awe.

     

    With gestures and inarticulate sounds, the followers express their fear that Nature’s reaction is a disapproval of the battle.

     

    The battle ceases. The thunder and lightning cease.

     

    Then, someone who looks like a witch-doctor comes between the two chiefs.

    Gesturing and glancing toward the sky, he tells them that the Higher Powers disagree with the battle.

     

    Then, he signals for a follower of each chief to bring him the long branches that they are holding.

    They obey.

     

    He approaches the chiefs. He gives them each a branch. Then he shows them how to break them over their knees.

    They agree by nodding their heads.

     

    At the witch-doctor’s command, they break their branches simultaneously, to the cheers of their respective followers.

     

    The chiefs then each break two branches at the same time, drawing enthusiastic reactions from their respective followers.

     

    When they move to three branches, however, one of the chiefs is unable to break them.

     

    Supported by his followers, he makes a superhuman effort. Grunting inarticulately at his weakness, he throws down the branches in disappointment.

     

    Wild shouting erupts from the other group follows as they lift up their chief with inarticulate cries of enthusiasm and rhythmically beat branches and stones.

     

    The Victor turns toward the hill with clenched fists, glowing with delight at his great victory.

     

    Finally, his followers lower him to the ground.

     

    The Victor turns toward the hill. He sees the seat at the top.

     

    Thunder and lightning start again. They grow more intense.

     

    The two groups show that they fear the awakening of Nature. They look around with concern.

     

    Gradually, they start to retreat toward the caves from which they appeared, while the Victor, undaunted, starts to ascend the hill with deliberate, ceremonial steps.

     

    The lightning flashes more frequently, and the thunder becomes more intense.

     

    The two groups retreat to the entrances of their respective caves, watching the Victor with admiration, while also fearing Nature’s wrath.

     

    The Victor climbs toward the top.

     

    The atmosphere shakes with thunder and lightning.

     

    He approaches the seat. He reaches out his hand.

     

    At just that moment, a blinding light tears through the sky and lightning strikes him with a terrible crash.

     

    The two groups, terrified, hold their hands over their eyes.

     

    The Victor remains absolutely still for a moment.

    Then he falls to his knees.

    Reaching out his hand, he makes a frantic attempt to grab the seat, but to no avail.

    His body bends. He slumps in front of the seat with his arm outstretched.

     

    He dies.

     

    Terrified, the two groups retreat into the caves, uttering frightened, inarticulate comments among themselves.

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