Roy Williams

Osborne, Deirdre. 2011. Roy Williams. In: Martin Middeke; Peter Paul Schnierer and Aleks Sierz, eds. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights. London: Methuen Books, pp. 487-509. ISBN 978-1-4081-2278-5 [Book Section]

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Roy Williams is the most prolific indigenous Black dramatist working in contemporary British theatre. This chapter surveys the range of his prodigious output, offering brief close readings of the plays: The No Boys Critcket Club, Lift Off, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads, Fallout and Days of Significance.

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Book Section


Roy Williams, incendiary plays, identity, Old World, masculinity, vernacular, misogyny, racial politics, youth

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Theatre and Performance (TAP)


October 2011Published

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03 Oct 2011 14:19

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03 Jul 2017 11:34


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