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Joe Guy
     

Joe Guy

by Roy Williams
 

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Joe Boateng, the 'David Beckham' of his generation, is Ghanaian.Naomi, his childhood sweetheart is British and of Jamaican parentage.With Joe's escalating celebrity status comes huge sacrifices,accusations of selling out, temptations and life changing choices.

Joe Guy is a stark and powerful contemporary storyexploring the historical tension and bitter

Overview

Joe Boateng, the 'David Beckham' of his generation, is Ghanaian.Naomi, his childhood sweetheart is British and of Jamaican parentage.With Joe's escalating celebrity status comes huge sacrifices,accusations of selling out, temptations and life changing choices.

Joe Guy is a stark and powerful contemporary storyexploring the historical tension and bitter prejudices existing betweenAfrican and Caribbean British communities. It looks at how youngdescendants from Africa distance themselves from a unified urban BlackBritain. This urgent examination of identity and celebrity is told inTiata Fahodzi's renowned visceral style.

This is a programme text edition published to coincide with theplay's world premiere in a production by Tiata Fahodzi that opens atthe New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,on 18 October before coming to SohoTheatre, London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408103876
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Edition description:
Anniversary
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Roy Williams is a prolific, critically acclaimed writer whose recent works include Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (National Theatre, 2002, 2004), Little Sweet Thing (New Wolsey, Ipswich/Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep, 2005) and the stage adaptation of Absolute Beginners (Lyric Hammersmith, London, 2007).

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