Caribbean Plays Collection


Title of collection or material

Caribbean Plays Collection

Finding aid

Significant contributors

Creation dates

Circa 1950s-1960s

Source institution

General notes

Joseph Jay Jones, English professor at the University of Texas at Austin, fought to bring Commonwealth literature to the fore by writing articles and books, editing volumes, and teaching courses on the subject. The Caribbean Plays Collection, seventeen mimeographed one-act typescripts by eleven playwrights, is his own personal contribution to this project. All the plays appeared in Caribbean Plays, a publication of the University College of the West Indies' Department of Extra-Mural Studies in Kingston, Jamaica. The Extra-Mural Studies Department was dedicated to adult education. None of the plays is dated, but from publication dates given in secondary sources, it is assumed that these playwrights attended writing workshops during the 1950s and 1960s.                           

Content notes

Series I. Plays, circa. 1950s-1960s
Ashby, Osborne. Sailors Ashore
Barker, J. S. Bond of Matrimony
Fonrose, Veronica. The Evil Spirit
Forde, A. N. The Passing Cloud
Hart, Lloyd. Dorothy's Triumph
Hill, Errol
Broken Melody
Oily Portraits
Strictly Matrimony
Hopkinson, Slade. The Onliest Fisherman
Howland, Cicely .
Africa Sling-Shot
The Impossible Situation
Return to Paradise
John, Errol. The Tout
Redhead, Wilfred.
Goose and Gander
Three Comic Sketches.
Walcott, Roderick.
A Flight of Sparrows
Shrove Tuesday March



1 document box (0.42 linear feet)


Call number

RLIN Record ID: TXRC03-A7

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