Black and Asian Theatre in Britain: A History Chambers Colin

ISBN: 9780415365130

Published: June 9th 2011

Hardcover

304 pages


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Black and Asian Theatre in Britain: A History  by  Chambers Colin

Black and Asian Theatre in Britain: A History by Chambers Colin
June 9th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780415365130 | 6.67 Mb

Black and Asian Theatre in Britain is an unprecedented study tracing 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 detailedMoreBlack and Asian Theatre in Britain is an unprecedented study tracing 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.Colin Chambers examines early forms of blackface and other representations in the sixteenth century, through to the emergence of black and Asian actors, companies and theatre groups in their own right.

Thorough analysis uncovers how they led to a flourishing of black and Asian voices in theatre at the turn of the twenty-first century.Figures and companies studied include:Ira AldridgeHenry Francis DowningPaul RobesonErrol JohnMustapha MaturaDark and Light TheatreThe Keskidee CentreIndian Art and Dramatic SocietyTembaEdric and Pearl ConnorTara ArtsYvonne BrewsterTamashaTalawaBlack and Asian Theatre in Britain is an enlightening and immensely readable resource and represents a major new study of theatre history and British history as a whole.



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