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10 thoughts on “The Golden Country

  1. says:

    I first read Shusaku Endo s novel The Sea and Poison and this was my second encounter with him, as a play, and I found it manageably readable because I rarely read plays and it is quite impossible to compare reading the novel with the play I think the play has primarily been written for actors to perform on the stage so that its audiences can appreciate it as a performing art in which they can experience all effects involved there, ...


  2. says:

    Endo s novel Silence stands as one of the most powerful works I ve read over the last few years After my third read in preparation for Martin Scorsese s upcoming film adaptation I stumbled upon The Golden Country To be fair, Endo isn t a playwright by trade This is most apparent during the first two acts Nonetheless, acts three and four stand as a full and complicated picture of both Father Ferreira and Inoue s relationships with Christianity and Japan The play offers some insight into th Endo s novel Silence stands as one of the most powerful works I ve read over the last few years After my third read in preparation for Martin Scorsese s upcoming film adaptation I stumbled upon The Golden Country To be fair, Endo isn t a playwright by trade This is most apparent during the first two acts Nonetheless, acts three and four stand as a full and complicated picture of both Father Ferreira and Inoue s relationships wi...


  3. says:

    It was like two different books or plays The first part was ponderous to read Dialogue was slow or trite and character development thin The second part was very well crafted and around page 63 it gets interesting The book is about a priest Father Christopher Ferreira, who goes to Japan to proselytize and is eventually given the chance to become a martyr or apostate Up until page 63 you get a sense of the cultural issues in converting Japanese to Catholicism But from this page on, everythi It was like two different books or plays The first part was ponderous to read Dialogue was slow or trite and character development thin The second part was very well crafted and around page 63 it gets interesting The book is about a priest Father Christopher Ferreira, who goes to Japan to proselytize and is eventually given the chance to become a martyr or apostate Up until page 63 you get a sense of the cultural issues in converting Japane...


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The Golden Country The Events Described In This Exciting And Provocative Three Act Play, A Companion Piece To Endo S Highly Acclaimed Novel Silence, Take Place In 1633, Nearly A Hundred Years After Christianity Was Introduced Into Japan By This Time, Japanese Christians Were Being Cruelly Persecuted By The Government Every Christian Searched Out Was Made To Apostatize Or Suffer A Slow, Agonizing Death.The Central Character Of The Golden Country Is Father Christopher Ferreira, A Portuguese Jesuit Missionary Given Shelter By A Christian Farming Community, Everyone Looks To Him For Help, Including One Of His Chief Persecutors When, After Cruel Torture, Father Ferriera Apostatizes To The Disbelief Of His Japanese Converts, The Play Reaches A Climax That Is Later Capped Only By The Courage, Nobility And Love Of The Martyrs Father Francis Mathy S Detailed Introduction To This Tightly Constructed Drama, Which Poses Basic Questions About The Meaning Of Faith, Love And Fate, Provides Valuable Historical Background.