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The Jamaican stage, 1655-1900 : profile of a colonial theatre, Errol Hill

Label
The Jamaican stage, 1655-1900 : profile of a colonial theatre
Title
The Jamaican stage, 1655-1900
Title remainder
profile of a colonial theatre
Statement of responsibility
Errol Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A distinguished scholar here offers a thorough lively account of the Jamaican stage, arguably the most prominent theatre of its kind in the British colonies through 1900. Errol Hill discusses the struggle to maintain viable playhouses, the fortunes of visiting professional troupes, and the emergence of an indigenous theatre. He documents the plays written and produced through the end of the nineteenth century, presenting them against the background of a society emerging in the 1830s from a slave-holding system. He also explores the rituals, festivals, and other forms of entertainment enjoyed by the broad underclass of Jamaicans, most of whom were slaves or slave descendants, and who today number over 90 percent of the island's population." "By examining the record of theatrical production on the one hand, and the variety of indigenous performance on the other, Hill shows how a synthesis of native and foreign elements has occurred. He calls particular attention to the use of the Creole language, new performance patterns, and the integration of music, dance, mime, and masking. In the Epilogue, he extends his discussion to the anglophone Caribbean which has become politically independent of Britain."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Errol
Dewey number
792/.097292
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2421
LC item number
.H55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Jamaica
  • Théâtre
  • Toneel
  • Koloniale periode
  • Theater
Label
The Jamaican stage, 1655-1900 : profile of a colonial theatre, Errol Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Travail and Triumph
  • 6.
  • Jamaican Professional Actors
  • 7.
  • The First Playwrights
  • 8.
  • Readers, Reciters, Storytellers
  • 9.
  • Slave Performances
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Performance Modes after Slavery
  • 11.
  • Epilogue: Caribbean Perspective
  • Appendix A. Record of Productions in 1783
  • Appendix B. Catalog of Original Jamaican Plays
  • Prologue: Charting the Course
  • 2.
  • Theatres of the Slave Era
  • 3.
  • Post-Emancipation Theatres
  • 4.
  • Plays and Players
Control code
24667301
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 346 pages
Isbn
9780870237799
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91033344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1446908
Label
The Jamaican stage, 1655-1900 : profile of a colonial theatre, Errol Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Travail and Triumph
  • 6.
  • Jamaican Professional Actors
  • 7.
  • The First Playwrights
  • 8.
  • Readers, Reciters, Storytellers
  • 9.
  • Slave Performances
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Performance Modes after Slavery
  • 11.
  • Epilogue: Caribbean Perspective
  • Appendix A. Record of Productions in 1783
  • Appendix B. Catalog of Original Jamaican Plays
  • Prologue: Charting the Course
  • 2.
  • Theatres of the Slave Era
  • 3.
  • Post-Emancipation Theatres
  • 4.
  • Plays and Players
Control code
24667301
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 346 pages
Isbn
9780870237799
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91033344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1446908

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