In very general terms there has been a great leap forward in terms of theatre and secondary schools in Guyana recently.
Popular theatre returned to the stage of the National Cultural Centre recently with Darren McAlmont’s Woman-In-Law.
By the setting of the final decade of the twentieth century, Derek Walcott (January 23, 1930 – March 17, 2017) had advanced to be regarded as the world’s best poet.
Because it is always taken for granted, it is useful to underline the place of satire in any society, and its standing as a functional strategy in Caribbean culture.
The road make to walk on carnival day And I don’t like to talk, but I’ve got to say … Lord Kitchener, “The Road” (1963) The carnival season ended last Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday, otherwise called Mardi Gras) and the contrasting period of Lent started on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday).
Recession doh bother we Promote a fete and you go see How we go party to the full extreme And light it up with kerosene Ultimate Rejects As the Republic of Guyana winds down Mashramani celebrations, carnival races to its peak in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in another year when the two festivals overlap.
The staging of a production titled Sociarama by Lloyd n De Arts Production at the Theatre Guild Playhouse at the end of January, provided a good opportunity for a review of the state of drama in contemporary Guyanese society.
It is the carnival season. In the very strong carnival countries in this part of the world – Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago – events are heating up to fever pitch for the climax of the festival on February 28.
A Rolling Stone Once upon a time you dressed so fine You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
(for khalam) Long, long have you held between your hands the black face of the warrior Held as if already there fell on it a twilight of death.
An interesting form of theatre with ancient origins that is well known at this time of the year is the pantomime.
Guyana’s National Drama Festival (NDF) 2016 completed all its performances on November 27 last, but the final curtain will not close until after the winners are announced and the prizes distributed.
The finals of the National Drama Festival (NDF) begins tonight at the National Cultural Centre with one of the plays in the Open Full-Length Category.