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Writing Black Back: An Overview of Black Theatre and Performance in Britain

Osborne, Deirdre. 2006. Writing Black Back: An Overview of Black Theatre and Performance in Britain. Studies in Theatre Performance, 26(1), pp. 13-31. ISSN 1468-2761 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Black people have lived in Britain longer than they have in the United States and yet, until the closing decade of the twentieth century, their contribution to British theatre has received limited and short-lived attention. In this essay I trace a trajectory of representation of black people in theatre from the early modern through to the pre-Windrush period to recognize that which has paved the way to the increasing visibility of contemporary black British playwrights of African descent in theatre of the new millennium.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1386/stap.26.1.13/1

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Theatre and Performance (TAP)

Dates:

DateEvent
2006Published

Item ID:

16314

Date Deposited:

18 Jan 2016 14:52

Last Modified:

03 Jul 2017 11:34

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/16314

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