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Streaming video

Title Les Blancs / by Lorraine Hansberry, final text adapted by Robert Nemiroff
Edition Unabridged
Published London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr., 23 min., 40 sec.)) : sound, colour
Series National Theatre Collection
National Theatre Collection
Summary "An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father's funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm. A family and a nation fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity as this brave, illuminating and powerful play confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution. Les Blancs marked the National Theatre debut of the multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber, whose productions include The Crucible (Old Vic) and the internationally-acclaimed Mies Julie and Nirbhaya. Written eleven years after A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's final drama is an unknown masterpiece of the American stage and a highly theatrical search for the soul of post-colonial Africa"--Bloomsbury Drama Online
Credits Stage director, Yaël Farber ; designer, Soutra Gilmour ; lighting designer, Tim Lutkin ; music and sound, Adam Cork ; movement director, Imogen Knight ; fight director, Kev McCurdy ; dramaturg, Drew Lichtenberg
Cast Sheila Atim (The Woman) ; Gary Beadle (Abioseh Matoseh) ; Sidney Cole (Peter) ; Elliot Cowan (Charlie Morris) ; James Fleet (Dr Willy Dekoven) ; Clive Francis (Major George Rice) ; Tunji Kasim (Eric) ; Anna Madeley (Dr Martha Gotterling) ; Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (Ngago) ; Siân Phillips (Madame Neilsen) ; Danny Sapani (Tshembe Matoseh) ; Fola Akintola (Boy) ; Xhanti Mbonzongwana (Boy) ; Tumo Reetsang (Boy) ; Nofenishala Mvotyo (Matriarchs and Singers (Ngqoko Cultural Group)) ; Anna-Maria Nabirye (Ensemble) ; Nogcinile Yekani Moaqobiso (Matriarchs and Singers (Ngqoko Cultural Group)) ; Mpahleni (Madosini) Latozi : (Matriarchs and Singers (Ngqoko Cultural Group)) ; Joyce Moholoagae (Singer)
Event This production is an archival recording captured at Olivier Theatre, National Theatre in 2016
Audience Age recommendation: 15+ (contains mature themes and references to racism)
Notes Compatible with accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C). With the exception that audio description is not available. All the other audio/video-related elements are supported (synchronised transcripts, captions, play & pause controls, lack of flashing elements etc)
In English. No subtitles. Closed-captioned
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 26, 2019)
Subject Families -- Drama
National characteristics, African -- Drama
Colonies -- Africa.
Political plays, American.
American drama -- 20th century
American drama.
National characteristics, African.
Political plays, American.
SUBJECT Africa -- Colonization.
Africa -- 1971-1980
Subject Africa.
Genre/Form Drama.
Filmed performances.
Internet videos.
Theatrical adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Filmed performances.
Theatrical adaptations.
Internet videos.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Spectacles filmés.
Adaptations scéniques.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Adaptation of (work): Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Blancs
Nemiroff, Robert, writer of supplementary textual content
Farber, Yaël, stage director
Gilmour, Soutra, designer
Lutkin, Tim, lighting designer
Cork, Adam, sound designer
Knight, Imogen, movement director
McCurdy, Kev, fight director
Lichtenberg, Drew, dramaturg
Atim, Sheila, 1992- actor
Beadle, Gary, actor
Cole, Sidney, actor
Cowan, Elliot, 1976- actor
Fleet, James, actor
Francis, Clive, 1946- actor
Kasim,Tunji, actor
Madeley, Anna, 1977- actor
Nsengiyumva ,Roger Jean, actor
Phillips, Siân, 1933- actor
Sapani, Danny, 1970- actor
Akintola, Fola, actor
Mbonzongwana, Xhanti, actor
Reetsang, Tumo, actor
Nabirye, Anna-Maria, performer
Latozi ,Mpahleni (Madosini), performer
Moholoagae, Joyce, performer, singer
Nofenishala Mvotyo, performer
Nogcinile Yekani Moaqobiso, performer
National Theatre (Great Britain), production company
ISBN 9781350935068
Other Titles Blancs (National Theatre)
Blancs (NT)