The playwright has very successfully interwoven lyrical and metaphysical elements in this play. The play tries to maintain a unity between actor and spectator. The first audiences of the play were the village peasants. After some successful performances, the play was banned by the Kenyan authorities. It is also said that Ngugi was imprisoned because of the play. He was kept in the Kamiri Maximum Security Prison in Nairobi from December 1977 to December 1978. While spending his time in the captivity, he wrote the play "Devil on the Cross." He eventually left Kenya and sough safety abroad. He did not come back to Kenya for many decades. Ready Reference Treatise: I Will Marry When I Want Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Act Three Chapter Five: Critical Analysis Chapter Six: About Mau Mau Uprising
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