Derek Walcott and West Indian Drama: Not Only a Playwright but a Company the Trinidad Theatre Workshop 1959-1993 / Edition 1

Derek Walcott and West Indian Drama: Not Only a Playwright but a Company the Trinidad Theatre Workshop 1959-1993 / Edition 1

by Bruce King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198184646

ISBN-13: 9780198184645

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Written at Derek Walcott's suggestion, and based on interviews with the playwright, this is the first detailed study of a post-colonial theatre company and the problems of creating "serious" theatre in the former British colonies. The book shows how the Nobel Prize winner strove to create a world class theatre ensemble in the West Indies—a

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Written at Derek Walcott's suggestion, and based on interviews with the playwright, this is the first detailed study of a post-colonial theatre company and the problems of creating "serious" theatre in the former British colonies. The book shows how the Nobel Prize winner strove to create a world class theatre ensemble in the West Indies—a Trinidadian Brecht Berliner ensemble—and traces his life and career in West Indian theatre and the history of the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. A major contribution to West Indian history and theatre, Bruce King's study reveals the heroic will of Derek Walcott, and his determination to prove that West Indian drama was a force with which to be reckoned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184645
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Part I. Roots 1948-1965
1. 1948-1959 Forming a Vision
2. 1959-1965 The Little Carib Theatre Workshop
Part II. The Great Years (West Indian Style) 1966-1976
3. 1966 The Basement Theatre; The First Season
4. 1967 Dream on Monkey Mountain in Canada; The First Tours
5. 1968 Dream on Monkey Mountain; Henri Christophe; Homeless Again; The Five-Island Tour
6. 1969 Dream in Connecticut and for NBC
7. 1970 A New Ti-Jean; Black Power; Aquarius IV
8. 1971 Ti-Jean and Dream in Jamaica; In A Fine Castle
9. 1972 Ti-Jean in Central Park; Astor Johnson; Theatre Fifteen; Pieces One
10. 1973 The Second Season; Franklin; The Charlatan
11. 1974 An American Charlatan; A New Dream; A West Indian The Joker of Seville
12. 1975 The Joker Revised and on Tour
13. 1976 O Babylon!; Carifesta; TTW Dance Company; Walcott's Resignation
Part III. Separation and Reconciliation 1977-1993
14. 1977-1983 The trinidad Theatre Workshop and Dance Company
15. Walcott 1977-1981 Pantomime; Remembrance; Marie Laveau
16. Walcott 1982-1983 The Last Carnival; A Branch of the Blue Nile
17. Walcott 1984-1990 Haytian Earth; Another New Dream; Another Branch; Another Franklin
18. 1984-1993 The Trinidad Theatre Workshop; 'Let Resurrection Come!'
Theatre Calendar
Select Bibliography
Index

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