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Lament for Rastafari

By Edgar Nkosi White
Setting: 
Jamaica, London, New York
No. acts: 
3
Cast total: 
5
Male cast: 
4
Female cast: 
1

Synopsis

A vast historical and geographical panorama of the trials of Rastafarian life. Set in Jamaica, New York and England, the play begins with the inhumanity of slavery and moves to
the mid-twentieth century follwoing the Rastafarian experience through poverty and hardship, discrimination and prostitution.

Original production

Opening night: 
29/09/1977
Company:
 
Original Cast:
Witty Forde Barret
T Bone Wilson Clayton and Father
Yvonne Gidden La Puta
David Haynes Lindsay
Imruh Caesar Sandford
Production Team:
Rufus Collins Director
Roylyn Cohen Stage Director / Lighting
Errol Lloyd Designer
Millie Kiarie Stage Manager

Publications

Title Year Publisher NT Library
Lament for Rastafari : and other plays 1983 M. Boyars, London No

Assets

Type Code
NT audio recording of Act 1 Scene 10 BBPA/3/1/53