Obituary: Errol Hill ; Dramatist and Foremost Historian of Black Theatre
Bourne, Stephen, The Independent (London, England)
BEFORE HE became a highly respected dramatist and theatre historian, Errol Hill was partly responsible for forming the modern era in Caribbean theatre. As early as 1946 he founded, with another Trinidadian, Errol John, the Whitehall Players, one of the first theatre companies in the Caribbean.
With British Council support and its headquarters at Whitehall, Port of Spain, the Players adopted the policy of taking their productions to the people, performing at hospitals and other public institutions and in the open air in small towns and villages. An issue of the journal The Caribbean Writer noted in 2001,
When the urgency for plays with West Indian themes and …
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