Rough crossings / by Simon Schama ; adapted for the stage by Caryl Phillips.

  • Oberon Books Publications /.
  • London : Oberon Books 2007
Physical description
126 pages : portraits ; 21 cm.
  • 9781840028041
  • 1840028041
  • Includes the theatre programme for the production for the Headlong Theatre production, with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Lyric Hammersmith and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
  • In English.
  • Original language in English.
Related item
  • Schama, Simon. Rough crossings.
  • Schama, Simon. Rough crossings.
  • Online version:: Phillips, Caryl. Rough crossings. London : Oberon Books, 2007
  • Drama
  • Drama.
  • Historical drama.
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • Play
  • Plays - England - 2007.
  • Stage + Screen:Drama
  • Stage + Screen:History
  • text
  • Theatre programmes - England - 2007.
  • English


  • As the American War of Independence reaches its climax, the freed plantation slave Thomas Peters and John Clarkson of the British navy embark upon a journey which will redefine racial politics and charge attituded towards slavery forever. Rough Crossings tells the heroic story of the resettlement of a group of former slaves in West Africa and of the bruising relationship between Peters and Clarkson, divided by the barriers of race, but united in their ambition for equality.

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University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins, Main collection 822 PHI
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2008.a.2370
Coventry University Online location Black Drama
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 822.914 PHI
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 822.914 PHI
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 822.914 PHI
Senate House Library, University of London Publisher description Online location
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library STACK SERVICE [Offsite Store] YQ S316G
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries Publisher description Online location
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: Blythe House Archive & Study Room: Theatre & Performance Collection PLAYS PHI
University of West London: Paul Hamlyn Library, Floor 3 822.914 PHI One-week loan
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary MA 198.9 PHI