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Mustapha Matura

Place of birth: 
Trinidad and Tobago


Born in Trinidad Mustapha Matura is an award winning playwright. In 1962 Matura sailed to England and a year later, after working as a hospital porter, Matura, with fellow Trinidadian Horace Ov, headed for Rome, where he worked as an assistant stage manager on a production of Langston Hughes' Shakespeare in Harlem. Matura returned to England and in 1974 the Royal Court Theatre staged his work Play Mas, which won him the Evening Standard's 'Most Promising Playwright' Award and in 1978, he co-founded the Black Theatre Co-operative with Charlie Hanson. Matura's plays have been produced at a number of theatres including The National Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, Almost Free Theatre and the Young Vic.


Title Date Publisher
Playboy of the West Indies 2010 Oberon Modern Plays
Three Sisters by A.P. Chekov and Mustapha Matura 2006 Oberon Books
Six Plays: As Time Goes By; Play Mas; Independence; Welcome Home Jacko; Nice; Meetings 1992 Methuen Drama
The Coup 1991 Methuen Drama
Play Mas; Independence; Meetings 1982 Methuen Publishing
Nice, Rum an' Coca Cola and Welcome Home Jacko : Three Plays by Mustapha Matura 1980 Methuen New Theatre Script

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