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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...

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...

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

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...
...This essay sets out to explore Talawa’s 2012 all-black co-production of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, a production that not only marked the departure of then Artistic Director...

Langston Hughes (1902–1967)

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Playwright, poet, essayist, and fiction writer Langston Hughes is a singular voice in American letters whose writings survey a national landscape scarred by centuries of racial oppression. In Hughes’s literary sensibility, consciousness...

Amiri Baraka (1934–2014)

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...A lifeless black body is thrown from a subway car. The memory of its recent passing—its murder by a fellow passenger and its removal by a small group of masked fellow riders—lingers. Even the subsequent arrival of an African American male...