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Derek Walcott

1930-2017

Born: St. Lucia, 1930

Biography

St Lucian born Derek Walcott was an award winning poet, playwright and recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Walcott was educated at St. Mary’s College, St Lucia and at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, before moving to Trinidad where he founded the Trinidad theatre workshop in 1959 which produced many of his early plays. Walcott moved to America and took up a teaching post at Boston University where he founded the Boston Playwright’s Theatre in 1981. Walcott has published more than twenty plays, the majority of which have been produced by the Trinidad Theatre Workshop.

Productions

Price of Mercy, The

Price of Mercy, The

Year: 1951

Jourmard; or, A Comedy till the Last Minute

Jourmard; or, A Comedy till the Last Minute

Year: 1959

Golden Lions, The

Golden Lions, The

Year: 1956

Dream on Monkey Mountain

Dream on Monkey Mountain

Year: 1967

Charlatan, The

Charlatan, The

Year: 1954

Crossroads

Crossroads

Year: 1954

Robin and Andrea

Robin and Andrea

Year: 1950

Isle is Full of Noises, The

Isle is Full of Noises, The

Year: 1982

In a Fine Castle

In a Fine Castle

Year: 1970

Last Carnival, The

Last Carnival, The

Year: 1982

Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau

Year: 1979

Franklin: A Tale of the Islands

Franklin: A Tale of the Islands

Year: 1969

Ione: A Play with Music

Ione: A Play with Music

Year: 1957

Three Assassins

Three Assassins

Year: 1951

Paolo and Francesca

Paolo and Francesca

Year: 1951

Steel

Steel

Year: 1991

Batai (Carnival Show)

Batai (Carnival Show)

Year: 1965

To Die for Grenada

To Die for Grenada

Year: 1986

Haitian Earth, The

Haitian Earth, The

Year: Unknown

Branch of the New Nile, A

Branch of the New Nile, A

Year: 1983

Capeman, The: A Musical

Capeman, The: A Musical

Year: 1999

Drums and Colours: An Epic Drama

Drums and Colours: An Epic Drama

Year: 1958

Joker of Seville, The

Joker of Seville, The

Year: Unknown

Ti-Jean and His Brothers

Ti-Jean and His Brothers

Year: Unknown

Wine of the Country, The

Wine of the Country, The

Year: 1956

Odyssey, The

Odyssey, The

Year: 1992

Staged in: Royal Shakespeare Company

Sea at Dauphin

Sea at Dauphin

Year: 1960

Staged in: New Way Theatre Company

O Babylon!

O Babylon!

Year: 1988

Staged in: Talawa Theatre Company; 1986

Pantomime

Pantomime

Year: 1978

Staged in: Keskidee Arts Centre; 1970

Remembrance

Remembrance

Year: 1987

Staged in: Carib Theatre Company; 1980

Beef, No Chicken

Beef, No Chicken

Year: 1989

Staged in: Talawa Theatre Company; 1986

Viva Detroit

Viva Detroit

Year: 1992

Staged in: Black Theatre Co-operative; 1979

Publications

Three Plays

Three Plays

Year: 1986

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Remembrance and Pantomime: Two Plays

Remembrance and Pantomime: Two Plays

Year: 1980

Publisher: Faber and Faber

The Joker of Seville and Babylon!: Two Plays

The Joker of Seville and Babylon!: Two Plays

Year: 1978

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Inc

Dream On Monkey Mountain and Other Plays

Dream On Monkey Mountain and Other Plays

Year: 1970

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

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