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Hill, Errol

Overview
Works: 74 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 10,210 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2270.A35, 792.0973
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Most widely held works by Errol Hill
A history of African American theatre by Errol Hill( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,086 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 Theater of Black Americans : a collection of critical essays( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in sable : a history of black Shakespearean actors by Errol Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge guide to African and Caribbean theatre( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 728 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 )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 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 Theatre of Black Americans : a collection of critical essays( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trinidad carnival; mandate for a national theatre by Errol Hill( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 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
Plays for today by Derek Walcott( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: TI-JEAN AND HIS BROTHERS, AN ECHO IN THE BONE and MAN BETTER MAN
Three Caribbean plays for secondary schools by Errol Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 81 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 74 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
Square peg by Errol Hill( Book )

13 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strictly matrimony by Errol Hill( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken melody by Errol Hill( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilemma by Errol Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance bongo : a fantasy in one act by Errol Hill( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ping-pong by Errol Hill( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oily portraits by Errol Hill( Book )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man better man by Errol Hill( )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepy valley by Errol Hill( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of African American theatre
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

Languages
English (183)

Covers
Shakespeare in sable : a history of black Shakespearean actorsThe Cambridge guide to African and Caribbean theatreBlack heroes : seven playsThe Theatre of Black Americans : a collection of critical essaysThe Jamaican stage, 1655-1900 : profile of a colonial theatrePlays for today