By Shusaku Endo,Francis Mathy

The occasions defined during this intriguing and provocative three-act play, a better half piece to Endo’s hugely acclaimed novel Silence, occur in 1633, approximately 100 years after Christianity was once brought into Japan. by means of this time, eastern Christians have been being cruelly persecuted through the govt.; each Christian searched out used to be made to apostatize or endure a sluggish, agonizing death.

The principal personality of The Golden Country is Father Christopher Ferreira, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary. Given take care of through a Christian farming neighborhood, everybody appears to be like to him for support, together with one among his leader persecutors. whilst, after merciless torture, Father Ferriera apostatizes to the disbelief of his eastern converts, the play reaches a climax that's later capped purely by way of the braveness, the Aristocracy and love of the martyrs. Father Francis Mathy’s specified creation to this tightly built drama, which poses easy questions on the that means of religion, love and destiny, presents worthwhile old background.

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