Gilgamesh The King

by  Robert MacLean

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 2f

In the war in Iraq 5,000 years ago, the first hero in Middle-Eastern history confronts death and looks for a way out. As Uruk is being invaded, a hero arrives who claims to be the legendary Gilgamesh. Religion and politics collide as a power struggle ensues. Love and politics become intertwined; the people cry out for a new leader. 

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Gilgamesh The King

by  Robert MacLean

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    8m, 2f
  • SubGenre

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    Fantasy

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In the war in Iraq 5,000 years ago, the first hero in Middle-Eastern history confronts death and looks for a way out. As Uruk is being invaded, a hero arrives who claims to be the legendary Gilgamesh. Religion and politics collide as a power struggle ensues. Love and politics become intertwined; the people cry out for a new leader. Biblical history, the pursuit of the secret of eternal life, war, examined through mythical storytelling - a surprisingly modern correlation emerges.
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8m, 2f
ISHTAR - a goddess incarnated as a priestess, thirty-five
NINITUR - a high priest, sixty
GILGAMESH - a hero, forty
A TRAPPER - fifty
ENKIDU - a wild man, thirty (actor who plays TRAPPER) 
HUMBABA - a giant (actor who plays NINITUR)A BULL (actor who plays NINITUR)
UTNAPISHTIM - an immortal man of apparently eighty (actor who plays NINITUR)
AYA - an immortal woman of apparently eighty (actor who plays ISHTAR)
URSHANABI - a boatman, one hundred (actor who plays TRAPPER)

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