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For The Reckord: a collection of three plays
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For The Reckord: a collection of three plays

Flesh to a Tiger / Skyvers / The White Witch

Barry Reckord
Barry Reckord was among the first modern Caribbean playwrights to have work produced in England, in a period when black writing was being ‘discovered’ there, and yet his place in the history of black playwriting in the United Kingdom goes almost unrecognised. Until now.

His first play Della (1953) under the title 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. His achievements laid a solid foundation for later emerging Caribbean playwrights such as Trinidadian Mustafa Matura, Guyanese Michael Abbensetts and Jamaican Alfred Fagon in the 1970’s, all of whom appreciated how well Reckord’s work had paved their way forward.

This is the first complete volume of Reckord plays featuring three plays from a different decade: Della, Skyvers, and The White Witch, each with an introduction by a prominent authority on the subject or author.

For the Reckord  is a fascinating volume which gives people the opportunity to read and learn from Reckord’s work, and enjoy the sophistication and insight of his delivery, characterisation, politics and plot.

Cast : Della - 6M, 5F + children & musicians; Skyvers - 8M, 2F; The White Witch - 8M, 4F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-053-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB