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 captivating 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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It was Oneeta Sengupta who put her finger on the trouble. She had started
coming downstairs even more often than before, for instance to announce
defiantly: 'No more Mrs Sengupta for me! From today, call me Miss Oneeta only!'
— after ...
Miss Oneeta came out on to her upstairs balcony. 'O, too fine, you are returned!
Come, come, what sweets and celebrations we will have!' She was wobbling and
hobbling and clapping her hands for joy. 'What is there to celebrate?' Haroun ...
'Oneeta, what are you talking about? If you have something to tell . . . ' The front
door of ... 'Welcome home,' Rashid said, and the three Khalifas (and Miss Oneeta,
too) fell into one another's arms. 'Come inside,' Soraya suggested eventually.
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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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Suppose you are an internationally acclaimed novelist who has written a book that some people view as blasphemous to a revered figure in a major world religion. A leading cleric of the faith tries to ... Read full review