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Fagon Plays: "11 Josephine House", "Death of a Blackman", "Lonely Cowboy"

Fagon Plays: "11 Josephine House", "Death of a Blackman", "Lonely Cowboy"

Alfred Fagon

ISBN: 9781840021370

"11 Josephine House" is set in Bristol in the 1970s, and pushed froward by religion, drink, love and hate. "Death of a Blackman" unfolds like a dream, created a reality in which the only thing to be sure of is the need to make it in a white man's world. "

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Includes the plays 11 Josephine House, The Death of a Black Man and Lonely Cowboy Jamaican-born Fagon came to England at the age of 18, working first on the railways, and then enlisting in the army, where he became a boxing champion. He soon became a leading figure in black theatre. His characters, with explosive consequences, struggle to live in a hostile British culture as exiles from their spiritual home. This collection spans the whole of Fagon's remarkable writing career. He died in 1986 at the tragically early age of 49.
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