Staging New Britain : aspects of Black and South Asian British theatre practice / Geoffrey V. Davis and Anne Fuchs (eds.).

  • Bruxelles ; Oxford : P.I.E. Lang 2006
Physical description
350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 9052010420 (Bruxelles : pbk.)
  • 0820466875 (New York : pbk.)
  • 13763199
  • Includes some material previously published.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Staging new Britain / Geoffrey V. Davis -- I could have been a playwright / Caryl Phillips -- Rebaptizing the world in our own terms, Black theatre and live arts in Britain / Michael McMillan -- Either for tragedy, comedy, history or musical unlimited: South Asian women playwrights in Britain / Christiane Schlote -- Talawa Theatre Company, 1985-2002 / Yvonne Brewster -- Issues in multicultural theatre : Birmingham Rep and its audiences / Brian Crow -- Looking at new British heritage : Tamasha Theatre Company / Anne Fuchs -- Vayu Naidu Company's South : new directions in theatre of storytelling / Vayu Naidu -- Modern dynamics of first and second generation performance artists / Suhail Khan -- "Two worlds fighting each other" : Roy Williams and contemporary Black British theatre / Aleks Sierz -- Caryl Phillips's drama : a blueprint for a new Britishness? / Bérédicte Ledent.
  • Interviews: "I'm a very northern, mixed-race woman" : an interview with SuAndi / Anne Fuchs -- "We have to set our stall out artistically" : an interview with Felix Cross / Geoffrey Davis and Anne Fuchs -- "This is a cultural Renaissance" : an interview with Kwame Kwei-Armah / Geoffrey Davis -- "A multiplicity of voices" : an interview with John McGrath / Geoffrey Davis and Anne Fuchs -- "Me -- I'm a Black British Londoner" : an interview with Courttia Newland / Geoffrey Davis -- "Bringing people together" : an interview with Jan Ryan / Anne Fuchs -- "Once you open doors, you have to walk through them" : an interview with Kully Thiarai / Geoffrey Davis -- "Finding our own voice" : an interview with Jatinder Verma / Christiane Schlote.
  • Appendix I. The Eclipse report -- Appendix 2. Selected press coverage of events linked to Birmingham Rep's production of Behzti in December 2004.
Other names
  • Bibliography
  • Drama.
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • Interviews.
  • text
  • English


  • Theatre in Britain today is composed of many strands ranging from the postmodern, in-yer-face, musical and dance theatre forms or performance art and media work to the contemporary productions of classical playwrights. In the aftermath of Empire or, as it is often termed, the "post-colonial" world, British theatre in all these forms has also developed through the rich and vibrant contribution of those who, from necessity or choice, have come to Britain as migrants, and of their children of the second and third generations. This book is primarily concerned with giving a voice to some of these Black and South Asian theatre practitioners who tell their own stories while at the same time they, and others, describe the conditions in which they work. The editors have been careful to encourage the expression of different viewpoints. Indeed varying interpretations of such terms as "multicultural", "gender-based" or even "Black" and "British" can be found. The result is an extraordinarily diverse picture of today's Black and South Asian British theatre practitioners but also of their companies and their relations with traditional institutions.

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