The Black Jacobins
Written by CLR James
Directed by Yvonne Brewster
21 February to 15 March 1986
The Black Jacobins, written by C L R James in 1967, dramatises the events of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804).
The Black Jacobins, written by C L R James in 1967, dramatises the events of the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) led by François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture.
“I was determined to produce it. After all, this was about the ‘energy of a people trying to be born’, as we as Caribbean citizens abroad appreciate only too well … I wondered about it as a clarion call for people no longer inclined to revolution.”