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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ (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...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ This co-production with Fuel Theatre was captured in the Dorfman Theatre on 20th June, 2017. One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit...

Burgerz

Written by

Travis Alabanza

~playauthor~Written by~ Travis Alabanza

Oberon Books, 2018

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...Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged burgers. A burger was thrown at Travis Alabanza on Waterloo Bridge in 2016. From this experience they have created a poetic, passionate performance piece based around the 'burger...

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...

Amiri Baraka’s Revolutionary Theatre: Black Power Politics, Avant-Garde Poetics

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The first and only novel by Amiri Baraka (who then went by the name of LeRoi Jones), The System of Dante’s Hell (1965), has its origins in the play The Eighth Ditch, which was performed as part of the inaugural bill of the New York Poets...

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...

Reza de Wet

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...African Gothic; Crossing; Breathing In; Three Sisters Two Introduction Reza de Wet (1952–2012) has won more awards for her scripts than any other...

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...

Leonora’s Dance

Written by

Zindika

~playauthor~Written by~ Zindika

Aurora Metro Books, 1993

Aurora Metro Books

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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...

Something Dark

Written by

Lemn Sissay

~playauthor~Written by~ Lemn Sissay

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 5

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...Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman Greenwood and nicknamed Chalky White throughout his turbulent childhood in care, only to find out his...