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Roy Williams: representing multicultural Britain in Fallout

Roy Williams: representing multicultural Britain in Fallout

Derbyshire, Harry (2007) Roy Williams: representing multicultural Britain in Fallout. Modern Drama, 50 (3). pp. 414-434. ISSN 0026-7694 electronic 1712-5286

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Abstract

This article considers how Roy Williams's 2003 play, which dramatises a black-on-black killing and the flawed police investigation which follows, represents contemporary British society, particularly in relation to the vexed question of multiculturalism. Some have described "Fallout" as limited and bleak, reinforcing stereotypes of black experience and identity. By contrast, this article demonstrates that the play, through its analysis of both a conflicted police service and the societal divisions that push black youths towards criminality, draws attention to the underlying systemic causes of inner city violence and makes a constructive and valuable contribution to ongoing public debate. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiculturalism, black-on-black violence, Damilola Taylor, ethnicity, institutional racism, Roy Williams, subcultural identity,
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:04
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1467

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