Framing Black British Drama: Past to Present

Brewer, Mary F.; Goddard, Lynette and Osborne, Deirdre. 2015. Framing Black British Drama: Past to Present. In: Mary F. Brewer; Lynette Goddard and Deirdre Osborne, eds. Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9780230303195 [Book Section]

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This is the first critical study dedicated to black British dramatists that offers historical and cultural contextualisations, to frame close readings of selected playwrights’ works, (chronologically grouped), in order to recognise the continuities of black writers’ contributions to British theatre historiography. The chapter traces significant social and cultural routes to how modern and contemporary black British drama and dramatists comprise a category in British theatre historiography.

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Book Section


black British, drama, plays

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Theatre and Performance (TAP)


5 December 2014Published Online

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23 Jan 2019 10:20

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28 Jan 2020 15:54


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