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Derek Walcott

DEREK WALCOTT

  (1930 - )

Nationality:    British
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born St Lucia

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        Batai         Beef, No Chicken         Branch of the Blue Nile, A         Capeman, The         Charlatan, The         Crossroads         Cry For a Leader         Dream of Monkey Mountain         Drums and Colours         Franklin: A Tale Of the Islands         Golden Lions, The         Haitian Earth, The         Harry Dernier         Henri Christophe         In a Fine Castle         Ione         Isle Is Full of Noises, The         Joker of Seville, The         Jourmard; or, A Comedy till the Last Minute         Last Carnival, The         Life and Times of J Walter Smintheus, The         Malcochon; or, The Six In the Rain         Marie Laveau         O Babylon!         Odyssey, The         Pantomime         Paolo and Francesca         Price of Mercy, The         Remembrance         Robin and Andrea         Sea at Dauphin, The         Six In the Rain         Steel         Three Assassins         Ti-Jean and His Brothers         To Die for Granada         Viva Detroit         Wine of the Country, The



Batai

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1st Produced:
Port-of-Spain    1965

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Carnival Show

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Beef, No Chicken

Synopsis:
corruption of a small town in a hurry to catch up with the industrialisation that a new highway will bring

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1st Produced:
Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, Trinidad    1981

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1st Published:
in "Three Plays", Farrar StrAus, New York, 1986   -

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Play/Drama

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Branch of the Blue Nile, A

Synopsis:
conflict among members of a small theatre company in contemporary Port-of-Spain

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1st Produced:
Stage One, Barbados    1983

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in "Three Plays", Farrar StrAus, New York, 1986   -

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Capeman, The

Synopsis:
Based on a true story of Salvador Agron a sixteen year old Puerto Rican gang member of the "Vampires" sentenced to death for gang murders

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by Derek Walcott; Music And lyrics by Paul Simon

1st Produced:
Marquis Theater, New York    1998

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1st Published:
Farrar StrAus and Giroux   978-0374118815

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Concept album: Warner Brothers 1997

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Musical

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Charlatan, The

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Music by Gail McDermot

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New Theatre for Now, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, Calif    1954

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Crossroads

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-    1954

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Cry For a Leader

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written with Ron Short

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-    1950

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Dream of Monkey Mountain

Dream of Monkey Mountain
Black man in jail dreams of a white woman mistress, but the truth must be faced: the mistress is really the suppressed desires of the Black people for white culture. A ritualized play set in the West Indies, combining fantasy, voodoo, and poetry to explore the deeper, unconscious sources of identity, the nature of freedom

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1st Produced:
Central Library Theatre, Toronto    1967

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in "Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays", Farrar StrAus, New York, 1970   B000NOYNEW

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Genre:
Mythic Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  7 BM, 1 WF, dancer, singer, M chorus, drummers, extras

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Drums and Colours

Drums and Colours
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1st Produced:
Port-of-Spain    1958

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1st Published:
in "Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 7, no 1 and 2", Mona, 1961   978-0374528133

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Franklin: A Tale Of the Islands

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Georgetown, Guyana    1969

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Golden Lions, The

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Mona    1956

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Haitian Earth, The

Haitian Earth, The
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Contained in: "the Haitian Trilogy" published by Pan Macmillan, South Africa 2002   978-0374528133

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Harry Dernier

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Henri Christophe

Henri Christophe
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1st Produced:
-    1950

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Contained in: "the Haitian Trilogy" published by Pan Macmillan, South Africa 2002   978-0374528133

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In a Fine Castle

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New theater for Now, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, Calif., 1972

1st Produced:
Mona    1970

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1st Published:
excerpt as Conscience of a Revolutionary published in "Express", Port-of-Spain, 24 October, 1971   -

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Ione

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1st Produced:
Kingston    1957

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University College of the West Indies Extra-Mural Department, Mona, 1957   -

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Isle Is Full of Noises, The

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1st Produced:
Hartford, Connecticut    1982

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Joker of Seville, The

Joker of Seville, The
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Original Playwright - Tirso de Molina. Music by Galt MacDermot

1st Produced:
Little Carib Theatre, Trinidad    28 Nov 1974

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Joker od Seville and O Babylon" published by Farrar StrAus and Giroux 1979   978-0374179984

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Adaptation

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Jourmard; or, A Comedy till the Last Minute

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1st Produced:
St. Lucia    1959

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Last Carnival, The

Synopsis:
colonial life style of a French Creole family faced with the emergence of the black power movement

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1st Produced:
Government Training Center, port of Spain, Trinidad    1982

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1st Published:
in "Three Plays", Farrar StrAus, New York, 1986   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Life and Times of J Walter Smintheus, The

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Malcochon; or, The Six In the Rain

Synopsis:
. A metaphorical Drama set on a timeless and isolated island (West Indies) during the rainy season. Relates the reappearance of the mythic hero Chantal, "the Tiger who un-ravels lies and makes me account for their sins and dreams."

Notes:
new version of 'In A Fine Castle'

1st Produced:
St. Lucia Arts Guild, WI    1959

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1st Published:
in "Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays", Farrar StrAus, New York, 1970   -

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Genre:
Mythic Drama One Act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  5 BM, 1 BF, singers, musicians, chorus

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Marie Laveau

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music by Galt MacDermot

1st Produced:
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands    1979

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1st Published:
excerpts in "Trinidad and Tobago review", Tunapuna, Christmas, 1979   -

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O Babylon!

O Babylon!
1966 Emperor Haille Selassie visits Jamaica

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music by Galt MacDermot

1st Produced:
Port-of-Spain    1976

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Joker od Seville and O Babylon" published by Farrar StrAus and Giroux 1979   978-0374179984

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Genre:
Musical

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Odyssey, The

Odyssey, The
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from epic by Homer

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Faber and Faber, London, 1993   978-0571168569

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Pantomime

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1st Produced:
-    1978

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Contained in: "Rememberance and Pantomime" published by FarrarStrAus and Giroux 1980   978-0374515690

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Paolo and Francesca

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aka Senza Alcun Sospetto

1st Produced:
-    1951

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Price of Mercy, The

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-    1951

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Remembrance

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1st Produced:
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands    1977

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Farrar StrAus, New York, 1980   -

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Robin and Andrea

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-    1950

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Sea at Dauphin, The

Sea at Dauphin, The
the sea is a metaphor in this play as two fishermen confront their lives and regeneration on a West Indian island.

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1st Produced:
Errol Hill, Whitehall Players    1954

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in "Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays", Farrar StrAus, New York, 1970   B000NOYNEW

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Genre:
Mythic Drama

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Six In the Rain

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double bill with Sea At Dauphin

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New Day Theatre Company

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Steel

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-    1991

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Three Assassins

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-    1951

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Ti-Jean and His Brothers

Ti-Jean and His Brothers
A parable of three sons and how each fares with the devil, especially Ti-Jean, "a fool like all heroes," who passed through the tangled opinions of this life, loosening the rotting faggots of knowledge from old men to bear them safely on his shoulder

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1st Produced:
Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, Trinidad, WI    1958

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in "Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays", Farrar StrAus, New York, 1970   B000NOYNEW

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Genre:
Fable with music

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Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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To Die for Granada

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Cleveland, Ohio    1986

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Viva Detroit

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Wine of the Country, The

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1st Produced:
Mona    1956

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