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Hill, Errol

Overview
Works: 84 works in 326 publications in 1 language and 10,428 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Errol Hill
Shakespeare in sable : a history of black Shakespearean actors by Errol Hill( )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The Theater of Black Americans : a collection of critical essays by Errol Hill( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the origins of the Negro spiritual and the birth of the Harlem Renaissance to the emergence of a national black theatre movement, The Theatre of Black Americans offers a penetrating look at a black art form that has exploded into an American cultural institution. Among the essays: James Hatch Some African Influences on the Afro-American Theatre; Shelby Steele Notes on Ritual in the New Black Theatre; Sister M. Francesca Thompson OSF The Lafayette Players; Ronald Ross The Role of Blacks in the Federal Theatre
A history of African American theatre by Errol Hill( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first definitive history of African-American theatre. The text embraces a wide geography investigating companies from coast to coast as well as the anglophone Caribbean and African-American companies touring Europe, Australia, and Africa. This history represents a catholicity of styles--from African ritual to European forms, from amateur to professional, and from political nationalism to integration. It covers nearly two and a half centuries of black performance and production with issues of gender, class, and race ever in attendance. The volume covers all aspects of performance, including minstrel, vaudeville, cabaret acts, musicals, and opera. Shows by White playwrights that used black casts, particularly in music and dance, are included, as are productions of western classics and a host of Shakespeare plays. The breadth and vitality of black theatre history, from the individual performance to large-scale company productions, from political nationalism to integration, are conveyed in this volume. -- Publisher description
The Cambridge guide to African and Caribbean theatre by Martin Banham( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre is an exploration of the rich diversity of theatrical traditions in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book traces the ancient and complex roots of African theatre - still evident in community festivals and religious rituals - through the centuries of colonial domination, to the African diaspora and its manifestation in Caribbean theatre. Drawing upon the parent Cambridge Guide to Theatre, material is updated and refocused to offer a specific view of traditional and contemporary theatre activity in over 40 countries. National essays are followed by alphabetically arranged entries on the major figures in the theatrical arts of that country, whilst additional entries concentrate on specific aspects of theatre, from rituals and festivals to theatre companies and language."--Back cover
Black heroes : seven plays( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of seven plays that celebrate the actions of black heros, covering a period of history that begins with Jean-Jaques Dessalines, a leader in the Haitian revolution of 1791 and ends in 1968 with Martin Luther King Jr.'s
The Trinidad carnival; mandate for a national theatre by Errol Hill( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays for today by Derek Walcott( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: TI-JEAN AND HIS BROTHERS, AN ECHO IN THE BONE and MAN BETTER MAN
Square peg by Errol Hill( )

15 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken melody by Errol Hill( )

11 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilemma by Errol Hill( )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man better man by Errol Hill( )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ping-pong by Errol Hill( )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oily portraits by Errol Hill( )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strictly matrimony : a comedy in one act (three scenes) by Errol Hill( )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance bongo by Errol Hill( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepy valley by Errol Hill( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Caribbean plays for secondary schools by Errol Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist in West Indian society : a symposium by Errol Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Time ... and a season : 8 Caribbean plays by Errol Hill( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The plays ... reflect changing patterns of life in the Caribbean from slavery to independence and beyond, but common to them all is the struggle to attain a life of fulfillment for the self and for others."--Page 4 of cover
 
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A history of African American theatre
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The Jamaican stage, 1655-1900 : profile of a colonial theatreThe Theater of Black Americans : a collection of critical essaysA history of African American theatreThe Cambridge guide to African and Caribbean theatreBlack heroes : seven playsPlays for today
Alternative Names
Errol Hill toneelschrijver uit Trinidad en Tobago (1921-2003)

Errol Hill Trinidad and Tobago writer

Hill, Errol G.

Hill, Errol G. 1921-2003

Hill, Errol G. Theaterhistoriker, Dramatiker 1921-2003

Hill, Errol Gaston 1921-2003

Hill, Errol Theaterhistoriker, Dramatiker 1921-2003

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Languages
English (213)