Black British queer plays and practitioners : an anthology of Afriquia theatre / edited by Mojisola Adebayo and Lynette Goddard.

Published
  • London ; New York : Methuen Drama 2023
Physical description
ix, 424 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 9781350234550
  • 9781350234567 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Introduction and survey of Afriquia plays -- Basin / by Jacqueline Rudet -- Boy with beer / by Paul Boakye -- A roundtable discussion on careers, audiences, collaboration and spaces -- Sin Dykes / by Valerie Mason-John -- Bashment / by Rikki Beadle-Blair -- Nine lives / by Zodwa Nyoni -- Burgerz / by Travis Alabanza -- The high table / by Temi Wilkey -- Stars / by Mojisola Adebayo -- On dreaming of Black Queer/ Afriquia futures.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Drama
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • "A bold play collection representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) experiences, from Black British perspectives, this anthology contains seven radical plays by Black writers that change the face of theatre in Britain. With an international reach connecting Africa, the Caribbean and the Diaspora, these plays address themes including same-sex love, sex, homophobia, apartheid, migration, and space travel. The collection captures the historical scope and range of Black British LGBTIQ+ theatre, from the 1980s to 2021. Including a range of forms, from monologue to musicals, realist drama to club-performance, readers will journey through the development of Black Queer theatre in Britain. Through a helpful critical introduction, this book provides important socio-political and historical context, highlighting and illuminating key themes in the plays. Each play is preceded by an intergenerational 'in-conversation' piece between two Black British LGBTIQ+ artists and writers who will talk about their own work in relation to the play, looking back at the history and on into the future. Through these rare conversations with highly acclaimed award-winning practitioners, readers will also gain an insight into the theatre industry, funding, producing, venues as well as the politics of identity, the diversity of LGBTIQ+ lives and the richness of Black British cultures"--

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Location of copy Shelfmark Online location Holdings Notes
Aberystwyth University Library: Hugh Owen: Level F PR1246.B53.B53
University of Cambridge Libraries: English Faculty Library: Main Library E 93 d BOA
University for the Creative Arts: Farnham Library 808.82 BLA

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