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Barry Reckord

BARRY RECKORD  (1926 - 2011)

Nationality:    Jamaican
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Literary Agent:    Agent contact Margaret Reckord Bernal upmountain@aol.com


Barrington John Reckord, playwright, born 19 November 1926; died 20 December 2011. Barry Reckord's place in the history of black playwriting in the United Kingdom unfortunately has been almost unrecognised previously. Reckord was among the first modern Caribbean playwrights to have work produced in England. As a Jamaican abroad the in the 50's and 60's he laid a solid foundation for later emerging Caribbean playwrights such as Trinidadian Mustafa Matura, Guyanese Michael Abbensetts and Jamaican Alfred Fagon in the 70's, all of whom appreciated how well Reckord's work had paved their way forward.
Barry Reckord - Guardian Obituary >>>

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below is a list of Barry Reckord's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Della         Don't Gas The Blacks         Flesh To A Tiger         Give The Gaffers Time To Love You         Liberated Woman, A         Skyvers         Streetwise         White Witch of Rose Hall, The         X         You In Your Small Corner



Della

Synopsis:
Set in the disadvantaged Trench Town area of Kingston

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aka Flesh to A Tiger; Adella

1st Produced:
Ward Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica    1953

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Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  musicians and children

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Don't Gas The Blacks

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1st Produced:
London    1969

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Flesh To A Tiger

Barry Reckord
Drama set in the Caribbean

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revised version of Adella

1st Produced:
Ward Theatre Kingston Jamaica (as Della)    1953

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Wearing - The London Stage 58.117

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Give The Gaffers Time To Love You

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1st Produced:
London    1973

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Liberated Woman, A

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1st Produced:
New York    1970

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Skyvers

Barry Reckord
Dealing with the alienation and rage of a group of south London boys in the last few days at their sink school

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in "New English Dramatists Vol.9" Penguin, London, 1966
in For The Reckord, Oberon Books, London (2010) >>>    978-1849430531

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Streetwise

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1st Produced:
London    1982

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White Witch of Rose Hall, The

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1st Produced:
Creative Arts Centre, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica    04 Oct 1975

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X

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You In Your Small Corner

Synopsis:
a story about the relationship between a young middle-class West Indian and his white, working-class girlfriend

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subsequently At Royal Court, 1960

1st Produced:
Cheltenham    1960

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