South Sea Bubble

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408164389.00000035
Acts: 3. Scenes: 6. Roles: Male (9) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

On the island of Samola (Coward's fictional name for Jamaica), a place where the islanders are apparently happy under colonial rule, and do not welcome the Empire's slipping in international status, the leftist, English governor George Shottor is pushing for self-rule for the island: a position opposed by the native, Imperial-favouring, Tory-leaning, local grandee, Hali Alani.

A politically-minded comedy about colonialism, South Sea Bubble was first performed in the USA in 1951 as Island Fling. It received its London premiere, as South Sea Bubble, some five years later.

From Coward Plays: 6

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Noël Coward

ISBN: 9780413734105

Series: World Classics

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