Black and Asian Theatre In Britain : A History, Paperback / softback Book

Black and Asian Theatre In Britain : A History Paperback / softback



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 AldridgeHenry Francis DowningPaul RobesonErrol JohnMustapha MaturaDark and Light TheatreThe Keskidee CentreIndian Art and Dramatic SocietyTembaEdric and Pearl ConnorTara ArtsYvonne BrewsterTamashaTalawa. 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 292 pages, 24 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9780415375986



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