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Black Diamond: The Years the Locusts Have Eaten

Written by

J. Nicole Brooks

~playauthor~Written by~ J. Nicole Brooks

Methuen Drama, 2012

Play Anthologies

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (21), Female (3), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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...In Black Diamond (2007), J. Nicole Brooks interrogates contemporary connections and discontinuities between the Africans in Liberia and African Americans in the United States. Set in 1999, the play opens in the middle of the second Liberian...

Jenny McLeod

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Jenny McLeod, as she says herself, simply loves writing, and, fuelled by her passion, she has produced a significant amount of work in different media over the last ten years. She began writing plays in the middle of her A-levels when she...

Leonora’s Dance

Written by

Zindika

~playauthor~Written by~ Zindika

Aurora Metro Books, 1993

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (5), Female (5), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Four women share the house of a ballet dancer, whose contact with the supernatural lays the ghosts of the past to rest...

Fatima Dike

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The Sacrifice of Kreli; The First South African; Glass House; Street Walking and Company; So What’s New; The Return Introduction...
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...Age recommendation: 15+ (strong language and racist terms) Recorded through National Theatre Live on 30th May, 2019. Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns...

Brother To Brother

Written by

Michael McMillan

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael McMillan

Aurora Metro Books, 2000

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...A poetic exploration of the complexities of being black, male and British...

Bulrusher

Written by

Eisa Davis

~playauthor~Written by~ Eisa Davis

Methuen Drama, 2012

Play Anthologies

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Eisa Davis’s Pulitzer Prize- nominated play Bulrusher (2006), set in 1955, is a coming-of-age narrative in which the title character, abandoned as a baby and taken in by strangers, navigates a world where she finds herself increasingly...

“The Music of Something Beginning”: American Explorations (1624–1890)

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...What was the first homegrown Broadway musical? No one is certain, but one thing is clear: it was not The Black Crook. That much-talked about show was not so much a beginning as it was a culmination.The American theatre was already thriving,...
...As David Olusoga observes in Black and British: A Forgotten History, ‘black history and black people [have been] largely expunged from the mainstream narrative of British history, [therefore] we have been left with a distorted...

Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965)

Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama : From O’Neill to the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Lorraine Hansberry’s legacy as one of America’s most significant dramatists and prophetic political and cultural activists is contoured by tragedy. Notwithstanding her premature death, the majority of her work negotiates racism and white...