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Not on da Veranda  Derek Walcot
Context Published in The Castaway (1965) Ronald Bryden was an influential figure in the world of theatre Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, he was sent to boarding school in Toronto during WWII He studied English at the University of Toronto and then Kings College, Cambridge After graduating, he began writing book reviews, but soon became one of the leading London theatre critics in the 1960s and early 1970s. In 1972 he became play adviser to the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1977, he returned to Canada, where he became a drama professor in Toronto and an influential figure at the Stratford Ontario Shakespeare Festival. Walcott and Bryden corresponded frequently on the representation of Carribean characters in theatre, “cultural cross-pollination” in plays and about Walcott’s own work (including his 1974 play The Joker of Seville )
Plantation houses as a symbol Although tourism is an important part of Saint Lucia’s economy, in the past the island depended heavily on its plantations. It was once an important source for sugar cane, coffee, cocoa, cotton, cassava, bananas, coconuts, and other various tropical crops. Colonial practices such as slavery had a huge impact on the social history and development of the island .
“The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire”
Walcott’s Change in Tone

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