The destination for history

Deep Are the Roots

By Stephen Bourne

9780750996297

ISBN: 9780750996297

Published: 07-10-2021


Deep Are the Roots

By Stephen Bourne

ISBN: 9780750996297

Published: 07-10-2021

About This Book

Recent years have seen a boom for Black British playwrights, actors and creative talents. The apparent breakthrough, however, is the latest stage in a long and varied history. In Deep Are the Roots, Stephen Bourne introduces us to the pioneers of Black theatre, beginning in 1825, when Ira Aldridge made history as the first Black actor to play Shakespeare’s Othello, and ending in 1975 with the success of Britain’s first Black-led theatre company. Drawing on original research and interviews with leading lights, here is everything you always wanted to know about the trailblazers of Black theatre in Britain and their profound influence on the theatre of today.

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