Ar ol darllen erthygl hynod diddorol ym mhapur newydd The Observer
nol ym mis Mai 1995 , cafodd Sera Moore Williams ysbrydoliaeth
i ysgrifenu y ddrama Maoysata.
Yn yr erthygl, o dan y pennawd 'Angel of the cave sketches out
her future' adroddir hanes dynes cafodd ei darganfod mewn ogof
yn marw o newyn. Aed a'r ddynes i'r ysbyty, ond roedd hin gwrthod
siarad na datgelu dim am ei hun wrth neb.
Roedd hi'n cyfathrebu drwy ysgrifennu, tynnu lluniau a gwneud
ystumiau a phan ofynnwyd iddi pwy oedd hi, dangosodd lun o angel.
Roedd Sera Moore Williams wedi ei hudo cymaint gan fywyd y ddynes
yma yn yr ogof oedd yn galw'i hun yn Maoysata (fel darganfyddwyd
yn hwyrach), penderfynodd ei ddefnyddio fel man cychwyn ar gyfer
ei drama newydd .
Er nad dramateiddiad o'r hanes yn yr erthygl yw 'MAOYSATA',
mae yna wraig mewn ogof yn dwyn yr un enw, Maoysata, mae yna angylion
a dyn papur newydd.
Cynhyrchiad corfforol a rhythmig am golled yw 'MAOYSATA' - colli
iaith, diwylliant a phobl, ac am y byd ysbrydol mewn gwrthdaro
a'r byd materol.
She was very young when her right to be what she wanted to be
in her own country was undermined. It was nothing much. But for
her, the child's memory of not being chosen to be an angel in
a Nativity Play symbolises the many disappointments which caused
her to leave her native country as soon as she was able.
Now, at the threshold of motherhood, and in the context of the
death of her grandmother, she responds to an invisible SPIRITUAL
force, causing her to re evaluate the concept of belonging, and
return to her native land.
HE was very young when his confidence in life was undermined.
His mother died when he was a young boy, and he has hated everyone
and everything since then. The childhood memory of four snarling
angels at his mother's deathbed is a symbol of his loss and spurs
his hatred. He blames his mother for leaving him, and the angels
for taking her. His work as a gutter press journalist, offers
plenty of opportunity to gorge himself on the devaluation of the
traditional lifestyle and values of his early upbringing. The
MATERIALISTIC world is his hiding place.
In a cave adjacent to the land which is home to them both, Maoysata
has stopped to rest for a night before crossing the water and
returning home. The Herald goes to the cave to seek out his latest
In the cave, Maoysata, through the confrontation with Herald
comes face to face with the contemporary, materialistic country
which awaits her. A country far removed from the paradise of her
In the cave, Herald comes face to face with the possibility
of a good STORY. A story which would be good enough to help him
leave his country ( and perhaps his pain) for a land where life
BUT THERE IS NO "STORY". ITS SIMPLY THAT MAOYSATA LEFT, AND
NOW WISHES TO RETURN.
In his wild enthusiasm to create a story that will sell, he
eventually succeeds to deceive even himself that Maoysata is indeed
SUDDENLY THERE IS MORE THAN A STORY IN THE CAVE.
He suddenly realises that he is face to face with the embodiment
of that which he blames for the death of his mother and his own
spiritual emptiness, and that at last he has the opportunity to