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"Not Only a Playwright But a Company". The Trinidad Theatre Workshop 1959-1993
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Theatre Scotland The book is obviously the work of a meticulous fan.
Sunday Guardian the book is a mine of information...research for this book will be valued by thoughtful Caribbean theatre goers and theatre historians.
Caribbean Beat ...pioneering book, which weaves theatre history and literary criticism together in a fresh and rewarding way
Elaine Savory, Research in African Literatures An important resource book... this is a very significant piece of work. The portrait of Walcott that emerges is complex and offers... fascinating insights into a great but often difficult man. In King, he has found a serious and careful chronicler, the court historian to the prince of Caribbean playwrights.
London Magazine I imagine that Derek Walcott and West Indian Drama will prove an eye-opener to anyone who assumed that Caribbean theatre began and ended with Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl. Bruce King's book reveals just how wide of the mark they were.
Afram Newsletter no 41 This book is not the "academic study" one might expect. It combines thoroughness of research, an acute sense of the writer's intentions, great literary flair, with a refreshing disrespect for whatever is considered "politically correct"...a superb achievement...Bruce King compells us to re-evaluate our vision and grant him more attention as a playwright...an enthusiastic tribute to the often heroic will of Walcott and his actors.
this is a detailed study of a post-colonial Caribbean theatre company and the problems of creating 'serious' theatre in the former colonies. - Communaute Francaise, centre belge de l'IIT
Planet Substantial study ... Bruce King's account of the Workshop and the man is admirably clear and to the point.
Planet - the Welsh Internationalist substantial study...this book is essentially the story of a very particular theatre company as it grew up and evolved over four tempestuous decades on Trinidad...Bruce King's account of the Workshop and the man is admirably clear and to the point...this is a superb book - scholarly, scrupulous, immensley detailed but also very readable...a major achievement.
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Bruce King has held professorships or distinguished visiting professorships at Ibadan, Lagos, Stirling, Windsor (Canada), Canterbury (NZ), Ben Gurion (Israel), Paris III, Paris VII, and North Alabama. He is author of Three Indian Poets (OUP New Delhi, 1991); The New English Literatures: Cultural Nationalism in a Changing World (Macmillan, and St Martin's Press NY, 1980); Literatures of the World in English (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1974); and series editor of English Dramatists (Macmillan - 14 books); and Modern Dramatists (Macmillan, Grove Press and St Martin's Press, NY).
List of Illustrations; PART I. ROOTS 1948-1965; 1. 1948-1959 Forming a Vision; 2. 1959-1965 The Little Carib Theatre Workshop; PART II. THE GREAT YEARS (WEST INDIAN STYLE) 1966-1976; 3. 1966 The Basement Theatre; The First Season; 4. 1967 Dream on Monkey Mountain in Canada; The First Tours; 5. 1968 Dream on Monkey Mountain; Henri Christophe; Homeless Again; The Five-Island Tour; 6. 1969 Dream in Connecticut and for NBC; 7. 1970 A New Ti-Jean; Black Power; Aquarius IV; 8. 1971 Ti-Jean and Dream in Jamaica; In A Fine Castle; 9. 1972 Ti-Jean in Central Park; Astor Johnson; Theatre Fifteen; Pieces One; 10. 1973 The Second Season; Franklin; The Charlatan; 11. 1974 An American Charlatan; A New Dream; A West Indian The Joker of Seville; 12. 1975 The Joker Revised and on Tour; 13. 1976 O Babylon!; Carifesta; TTW Dance Company; Walcott's Resignation; PART III. SEPARATION AND RECONCILIATION 1977-1993; 14. 1977-1983 The trinidad Theatre Workshop and Dance Company; 15. Walcott 1977-1981 Pantomime; Remembrance; Marie Laveau; 16. Walcott 1982-1983 The Last Carnival; A Branch of the Blue Nile; 17. Walcott 1984-1990 Haytian Earth; Another New Dream; Another Branch; Another Franklin; 18. 1984-1993 The Trinidad Theatre Workshop; 'Let Resurrection Come!'; Theatre Calendar; Select Bibliography; Index