Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm EST

The African Company Presents Richard III - Full Length Play

The African Company Presents Richard III

Carlyle Brown

Full Length Play

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822213789

Earning their bread with Satire/Political Satires of white high society, the African Co…

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Author
: DPS Acting Edition

Full Length Play


Unit Set/Multiple Settings

In 1821, forty years before Lincoln ended slavery, and fifty years before black Americans earned the right to vote, the first black theatrical group in the country, the African Company of New York, was putting on plays in a downtown Manhattan theatre to which both black and white audiences flocked. Yet the drama of this progressive group reached further than their stage. "…the personal and the historical, the comic and the angry propels THE AFRICAN COMPANY…theatrical and social concerns entwine with powerful resonances to today…Mr. Brown is a writer with a distinct voice and a powerful story to tell." —Washington Post. "What makes THE AFRICAN COMPANY…so effective is the way in which the playwright not only suggests the New York of 1821, and the particular circumstances of "freed" blacks in that era, but even…suggests their angers, concerns and tensions." —NY Post.


5m, 2f

Carlyle Brown

Carlyle Brown

Carlyle Brown is the founder of Carlyle Brown & Company, based in Minneapolis. His plays include The Beggar's Strike, The Negro of Peter the Great, The African Company Presents Richard III, The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, Buffalo Hair, and others. He has received commissions from Arena Stage, the Houston Grand Opera, The Children's Theatre Company, and Alabama ... view full profile

Now Playing

You May Also Like

See all