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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...

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...

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...

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

Playtext

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...

Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...With research help from Oscar Marleyn. Relativity: Township Stories; Foreplay With research help from Oscar Marleyn. Introduction...