Hill, Errol (Gaston)

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HILL, Errol (Gaston)

HILL, Errol (Gaston). American (born Trinidad and Tobago), b. 1921. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Theatre. Career: Willard Professor Emeritus of Drama and Oratory, Drama Dept., Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (Associate Professor 1968-69; Willard Professor from 1969). Drama Tutor, 1952-58, Ed., Caribbean Plays series, 1954-65, Creative Arts Tutor, 1958-65, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and Trinidad; Teaching Fellow in Drama, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1965-67; Associate Professor of Drama, City University of New York, 1967-68. Ed., ATA Bulletin of Black Theatre, 1971-77. Publications: Oily Portraits (produced as Brittle and the City Fathers), 1948; Square Peg, 1949; The Ping Pong: A Backyard Comedy-Drama, 1950; Dilemma, 1953; Broken Melody, 1954; Wey-Wey, 1957; Strictly Matrimony, 1959; Man Better Man, 1960; (ed.) The Artist in West Indian Society: A Symposium, 1964; Dance Bongo, 1965; The Trinidad Carnival: Mandate for a National Theatre, 1972; (with P. Greer) Why Pretend?, 1973; (ed.) A Time and A Season: Eight Caribbean Plays, 1976; (ed.) Three Caribbean Plays, 1979; (ed.) The Theatre of Black Americans, 2 vols, 1980; Shakespeare in Sable: A History of Black Shakespearean Actors, 1984; (ed.) Plays for Today, 1985; (ed.) Plays on Black Heroes, 1989; The Jamaican Stage: A History of the Jamaican Theatre, 1992. Died 2003.