Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama by Mary BrewerModern and Contemporary Black British Drama by Mary Brewer

Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama

byMary Brewer, Lynette Goddard, Deirdre Osborne

Paperback | December 29, 2014

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This indispensable overview of modern black British drama spans seven decades of distinctive playwriting from the 1950s to the present. Interweaving social and cultural context with close critical analysis of key dramatists' plays, leading scholars explore how these dramatists have created an enduring, transformative and diverse cultural presence.

Mary F. Brewer is Senior Lecturer in English and Drama at the University of Loughborough, UK. She is the author of Race, Sex and Gender in Contemporary Women's Theatre and Staging Whiteness, and editor of Exclusions in Feminist Thought: Challenging the Boundaries of Womanhood and Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter.Lynette Goddard is Seni...
Title:Modern and Contemporary Black British DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.02 inPublished:December 29, 2014Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023030320X

ISBN - 13:9780230303201


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Framing Black British Drama: Past to Present; Mary Brewer, Lynette Goddard, Deirdre Osborne
1. The Social and Political Context of Black British Theatre: 1950s-80s; Helen Thomas
2. Identity Politics in the Plays of Mustapha Matura; Brian Crow
3. Staging Social Change: Three Plays by Barry Reckord; Mary F. Brewer
4. Home/lessness, Exile and Triangular Identities in the Drama of Caryl Phillips; Suzanne Scafe
5. The Social and Political Context of Black British Theatre: 1980s-90s; Meenakshi Ponnuswami
6. Looking Back: Winsome Pinnock's Politics of Representation; Nicola Abram
7. (Black) Masculinity, Race, and Nation in Roy Williams' Sports Plays; Lynette Goddard
8. Kwame Kwei-Armah's African-American Inspired Triptych; Michael Pearce
9. The Social and Political Context of Black British Theatre: The 2000s; D. Keith Peacock
10. Resisting the Standard and displaying her colours: debbie tucker green at British Drama's Vanguard; Deirdre Osborne
11. Bola Agbaje: Voicing a New Africa on the British Stage; Ekua Ekumah
12. Witnessing to, in, and from the Centre: Oladipo Agboluaje's Theatre of Dialogic Centrism; Victor Ukaegbu