Traces the history of 'the Other' through the ages in British theatre. The diverse and often contradictory aspects of this history are expertly drawn together to provide a detailed background to the work of African, Asian, and Caribbean diasporic companies and practitioners.
Explores how black theatre in Britain is connected to and informed by the spaces of Africa, the Caribbean and the USA. Examines plays by a range of writers. Combines historical documentation and discussion with close analysis to provide an in-depth, absorbing account of post-war black British drama situated within global and transnational circuits.
This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.
Staging Black Feminisms explores the development and principles of black British women's plays and performance since the late Twentieth century. Using contemporary performance theory to explore key themes, it offers close textual readings and production analysis of a range of plays, performance poetry and live art works by practitioners.
See "Topical Contents: Theatre" and "Chronology" at the front of the book. This encyclopedia covers literature, music, social currents, and family life in twentieth-century Britain. Includes a chronology of significant events and a guide to further research. The biographical and topical articles, each accompanied by a brief bibliography, cover a wide array of subjects from politics to the arts. Issues of gender and the impact of the two World Wars receive special emphasis.