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Name  Errol Hill

Role  Playwright
Errol Hill httpswwwdartmouthedunewsreleases200309i
Died  September 16, 2003, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Education  Yale University (1962–1966), Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
People also search for  Martin Banham, James Hatch, George III of the United Kingdom
Books  A history of African American, Shakespeare in sable, The Jamaican stage - 16, The Trinidad carnival

Errol Gaston Hill (August 5, 1921–September 16, 2003) was a Trinidadian-born playwright, actor and theater historian, "one of the leading pioneers in the West Indies theatre". Beginning as early as the 1940s, he was the leading voice for the development of a national theater in the West Indies. He was the first tenured African-American faculty member at Dartmouth College in the United States, joining the drama department there in 1968.


Hill was an actor and announcer with the British Broadcasting Corporation in London, and subsequently went to teach at the University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, as creative arts tutor (1953–58 and 1962–65). Between 1958 and 1966 he was also working as a playwright. He was a teaching fellow at the, 1958–66; University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (1965–67), and then an associate professor of drama at Richmond College of the City University of New York, 1967-68. He was a professor at Dartmouth College from 1968 to 1989. After 1972 he devoted himself to scholarship and writing. His early work focused on creating a body of plays uniquely suited for audiences and actors in the West Indies. His later published work brought to light the many accomplishments and trials of black stage actors.

Hill's works include the play Man Better Man (1964) and the non-fiction books The Trinidad Carnival (1972), The Theater of Black Americans (1980), and the Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre (1994). He also wrote some poetry, published in anthologies and regional literary journals.


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