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Barry Reckord

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Barry Reckord was a Jamaican playwright. Born in Kingston, he attended Kingston College and went on to study theology at St Peter's College, Kingston, in 1948. Winning the island's prestigious Issa scholarship (founded by the philanthropist Elias Issa), in 1950, enabled him to go to Britain to study English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Reckord's first play Flesh to a Tiger was produced at the Royal Court in 1958. He wrote several more plays for the Royal Court in the late 1950s and early 1960s including You In Your Small Corner, X At The Court and Skyvers.


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For the Reckord 2010 Oberon Modern Playwrights
New English Dramatists 9 : A Lily in Little India, Skyvers, The Four Seasons by Donald Howarth, Barry Reckord and Arnold Wesker 1966 Penguin Plays

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