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13 March 2009

Arts

The struggles still continue - preview
Carlyle Brown’s The African Company Presents Richard III tells the story of a real historical event – the staging of Richard III in New York City by a black theatre company in 1821
  • At the time slavery was still legal in the state of New York and much of the United States
  • While the African Company rehearses, word comes that the famous Park Theatre will present the same play on the same night
  • The management of the Park hatches a plot to halt the African Company’s production, working with the police to shut their theatre down
  • Thinking fast, the African Company books the ballroom next door to the Park and the production goes ahead, but the consequences of their production may already be greater than they imagined

  • Sean Bye

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