Roderick Walcott Collection


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Roderick Walcott Collection

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The Roderick Walcott Collection focuses on the development of literary and performing arts in St. Lucia during the 1940’s and the inception of indigenous and modern Caribbean theatre in comparison to the colonial influences in the art form that had existed. This collection contains photographs of local productions, playbills, interviews with some of the cast of his productions, correspondence corroborating with various cast members of his productions, a scrapbook on the St. Lucia Arts Guild as well as actual plays written by the author. Its research significance in arts and culture allows students, researchers, playwrights, musicians and cultural activists both locally and internationally to return time and again to investigate one of the earliest records of indigenous theatre directions in the Eastern Caribbean, including local flower festivals, such as Chanson Marianne (1974) and Romiel et Violette (1979). These plays featured the local flower festivals of La Rose and La Marguerite and classic local folk songs which feature in the authors works in collaboration with Charles Cadet.



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