Themes on Emancipation

1st of August, 1838 ‘O ye first of August freed men who now liberty enjoy Salute the day and shout hurrah to Queen Victoria; On this glad day the galling chains of slavery were broke From off the necks of Afric’s sons who bled beneath its yoke.

Guyanese art

What is Guyanese Art? To what extent can this be answered by the exhibition ‘Abs-tract Art in the National Collection currently on show at the National Gallery, Castellani House?

Demerara Gold: A dramatic monologue

There are several ways in which theatre education in Guyana in its widest context has been broadening its scope and attempting to achieve greater depth at a national level.

Porphyria’s Lover

The rain set early in to-night,                 The sullen wind was soon awake, It tore the elm-tops down for spite,                 And did its worst to vex the lake:                 I listened with heart fit to break.

Olive Senior has advanced women’s issues in literature

Colonial Girls School for Marlene Smith MacLeish   Borrowed images willed our skins pale muffled our laughter lowered our voices let out our hems dekinked our hair denied our sex in gym tunics and bloomers harnessed our voices to madrigals and genteel airs yoked our minds to declensions in Latin and the language of Shakespeare

High farce and low in Link Show 31

– Madhoo-Nascimento and Robinson maintaining Caribbean satirical tradition

Link Show 31 continues its historical run as the most significant achievement in Guyanese theatre.