Haroun and the sea of stories
Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Alice in Wonderland', and 'The Wizard of Oz'. In this adaptation for the stage, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.
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... tales had earned him not one but two nicknames. To his admirers he was
Rashid the Ocean of Notions, as stuffed with cheery stories as the sea was full of
glumfish; but to his jealous rivals he was the Shah of Blah. To his wife, Soraya, ...
Rashid Khalifa was so busy making up and telling stories that he didn't notice that
Soraya no longer sang; which probably made things worse. But then Rashid was
a busy man, in constant demand, he was the Ocean of Notions, the famous ...
Soraya gave Haroun a simpler reply. 'We tried,' she sadly said. 'This child
business is not such an easy thing. Think of the poor Senguptas.' The Senguptas
lived upstairs. Mr Sengupta was a clerk at the offices of the City Corporation and
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There's a lot to enjoy here (for a short book) but in the end I can't say I loved it. I liked it; it was diverting; I'd recommend it happily to others. This has a bit of wish-dream or deus ex machina ... Read full review
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