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Author Pinnock, Winsome, author.

Title Rockets and Blue Lights / written by Winsome Pinnock.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.

Item Status

Edition First edition
Description 1 online resource (77 pages)
text file
Series NHB modern plays
Summary "''I am the slave ship. Wrecked. Empty. I am a shark, livid with the desire for blood. I am the sea, boiling with fury.' Amid the gloom of Victorian England, a black sailor, Thomas, prepares to take one last voyage, while an ageing painter, J.M.W. Turner, seeks artistic inspiration in a half-remembered story. In twenty-first-century London, an actress finds herself handcuffed by history - two centuries after abolitionists won her ancestors their freedom. Winsome Pinnock's astonishing play retells British history through the prism of the slave trade. Fusing fact with fiction, past with present, the powerfully personal with the fiercely political, Rockets and Blue Lights asks who owns our past - and who has the right to tell its stories? Winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award, the play opened at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in March 2020, directed by Miranda Cromwell."
Note Compatible with accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C).
Local Note Bloomsbury Drama Online Nick Hern Books Modern Plays - Annual Update 2020
Subject Slave trade -- Great Britain -- History -- Drama.
Slavery -- Great Britain -- History -- Drama.
Black people -- Race identity -- Drama.
ISBN 9781848429406 (print)
9781784605858 (online)
Standard No. 10.5040/9781784605858.00000002