Black and Asian Theatre In Britain: A History (Paperback)Colin Chambers (author)
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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 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:
Henry Francis Downing
Dark and Light Theatre
The Keskidee Centre
Indian Art and Dramatic Society
Edric and Pearl Connor
Black 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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm
"It is one of the great strengths and, importantly, pleasures of this book, that it moves well beyond a mere chronicling of activities and individuals into a sensitive description of battles fought and prejudices encountered." - Martin Banham, African Theatre
'An important and long overdue book on the huge contribution that Black and Asian artists have made and continue to make to Britain's theatrical landscape.' - Meera Syal
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