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Black and Asian Theatre In Britain: A History

by Colin Chambers
£24.99   paperback  Taylor & Francis Ltd (Routledge) (2011)

Black and Asian Theatre In Britain: A History by Colin Chambers 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:
 
Ira Aldridge
 
Henry Francis Downing
 
Paul Robeson
 
Errol John
 
Mustapha Matura
 
Dark and Light Theatre
 
The Keskidee Centre
 
Indian Art and Dramatic Society
 
Temba
 
Edric and Pearl Connor
 
Tara Arts
 
Yvonne Brewster
 
Tamasha
 
Talawa.
 
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.

ISBN 13: 9780415375986 | ISBN 10: 0415375983